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HEUER AUTAVIA REF 1163 A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH REF 1163 'JO SIFFERT', CIRCA 1970

$9,000–12,000

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Dial: silvered applied black accented polished baton hour markers, black outer 1/5th second divisions, blue five minute markers, black subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for 30 minute and 12 hour recording, date aperture at 6, polished pointed baton hands with luminous and blue accents, blue centre chronograph hand
Calibre: cal. 12, automatic movement, 17 jewels
Case: brushed and polished stainless steel tonneau-shaped, calibrated black bezel, winding crown at 9, twin pushers at 2 and 4, screw down back
Case number: 243669
Closure: black leather with double folding clasp
Dimensions: 42mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none In 1968 racing champion Jo 'Seppi' Siffert won both 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring in a Porsche 907 firmly securing his place in motor racing history. Jack Heuer made a sponsorship deal with the Swiss sportscar and Formula 1 ace and in 1969 he wore a white dial Autavia on his wrist. In 1971 Siffert's racing career was brought to a dramatic and tragic end when his BRM crashed at Brands Hatch and caught fire with drastic consequences.

  • Lot Sold SOLD (Hammer Price)
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AU0836  |  7 Aug 2019  |  Melbourne
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