Phillips Exceptional Heuer Chronographs from the Jack Heuer Era
A thematic auction will be taking place in Geneva on November 11, 2017, comprising 49 of the finest vintage Heuer timepieces, including an example of a first execution ref: 2446 Autavia, along with the sale of a commemorative TAG Heuer Autavia specially made for this event.
In association with Bacs & Russo, Phillips announces its first themed sale dedicated to Heuer, with the Crosthwaite & Gavin collection. This auction will offer 49 of the finest and best-preserved collectible Heuer chronographs produced between 1962 and 1982, known as the “Jack Heuer Era”.
This world-class collection is gathered by renowned collectors, authors and authorities on vintage Heuer: Richard Crosthwaite and Paul Gavin. Well known for their knowledge and keen eye for details, their collection comprises some of the rarest collectible Heuer models in existence. Their passion for vintage Heuer has culminated in two books widely considered as the references for heuer’s iconic Autavia and Monaco models: the first, “Heuer Monaco, Design Classic” and the second, “Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962-85”. In spring 2017, the duo will publish a third book dedicated to the Carrera model. Many of the watches featured in these books will be auctioned during this thematic sale.
The 49-piece collection comprises the iconic Autavia, Carrera and Monaco models, including a complete ref: 1133B Steve McQueen Monaco so called “no lume dial”; and a complete new old stock example of one of the most coveted of all Monaco models, the “Dark Lord” ref: 74033N made in 1975.
Finally, the first example of a commemorative limited edition Autavia model, number 1 of 1932, crafted by manufacturer TAG Heuer will be presented at the auction. This special timepiece commemorates the 55th anniversary of the Autavia’s launch and celebrated the 85th birthday of Jack Heuer, the honorary Chairman of TAG Heuer and great-grandson of the brand’s founder, Edouard Heuer.
The proceeds of the sale of this exclusive watch will be donated to the Save The Children charity.