TAG Heuer - Unique reedition of the famous Heuer Carrera Ronnie Peterson 

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TAG Heuer - Unique reedition of the famous Heuer Carrera Ronnie Peterson 

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:49
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TAG Heuer presents a replica inspired by the glorious 'Carrera' gold 18 carat, owned by Ronnie Peterson.

The first reedition is a unique piece in 18 carat gold, identical to the one worn by the Swedish pilot. TAG Heuer is proud to present a unique reedition of the famous so called 'Carrera Ronnie Peterson'.

This replica is offered on behalf of TAG Heuer and the proceedings of the sale will go to the Ronnie Peterson foundation, honoring his legacy and supporting talents in motor sport. 

The reedition will be sold at Bonhams auction 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' Friday, May 11th in Monaco.


Ronnie Peterson took part in the Formula1 world championship between 1970 and 1978. He is considered as one of the most spectacular and talented pilot of his generation. It was originally given to the Swedish pilot in 1972 by Jack Heuer, when Ronnie won the red and white price Joseph Siffert, for his performance in the German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring circuit.

The back of the watch was engraved with “Success Ronnie Peterson from Jack W. Heuer”.

The original 'Heuer Carrera' was sold at auction in May 2016, for a breaking price of 225’000 CHF. Peterson’s Heuer is now owned by the TAG Heuer museum, which makes this a truly unique opportunity to wear a piece of racing history.

Good to know: The '1158CHN Carrera' is an iconic reference within the world of watch collecting where it is also known as the ‘montre de pilote’ or ‘Driver’s Watch’. Less than 500 pieces are thought to have been produced in the early 1970s.  

The 2018 replica TAG Heuer timepiece shows the same characteristics as the piece of 1972: the coussin case, the two black counters at '3 o’clock' and '9 o’clock', the “Côtes de Genève” champagne color dial, date window at 6 o’clock, bezel with tachymeter scale, the crown placed on the left, the inscription 'Carrera Heuer' as well as 'Automatic Chronograph', and finally the famous bracelet 'Milanese', who gives it a gorgeous vintage look. 

 

Reference    

CBH2240.BG0673

Movement     

TAG Heuer Calibre 11 Automatic

Case        

Diameter 38 mm
18 carat '3N' yellow gold alternate finishing case 
18 carat '3N' yellow gold polished fixed bezel

Doomed, beveled sapphire crystale with double anti-reflective treatment

Polished 18 carat '3N' yellow gold standard crown at 9 o’clock 
Polished 18 carat '3N' yellow gold round push button at 2 o’clock 
Polished 18 carat '3N' yellow gold round push button at 4 o’Clock 

Alternate finishing 18 carat '3N' yellow gold case back with special engraving
Approximatively 100 grams of solid gold

Dial        

18 carat '3N' yellow gold plated dial 
18 carat '3N' yellow gold plated flange with tachymeter 

2 counters: 
- 3 o’clock: black opalin minute chronograph counter; 3N yellow gold plated lacquered hand
- 9 o’clock: black opalin hour chronograph counter; 3N yellow gold plated lacquered hand

18 carat '3N' yellow gold plated polished, facetted applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova
18 carat '3N' yellow gold platted lacquered, facetted hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova

Black lacquered central hand 
6 o’clock angeled date 

'CARRERA AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH' printed 

Strap    

18 carat '3N' yellow gold strap 
alternate finishing 18 carat '3N' yellow gold folding clasp with double safety push-buttons, HEUER logo
Approximatively 106 grams of solid gold

Accompaniments 

TAG Heuer box, Certificate of Uniqueness

 

The replica watch is offered on behalf of TAG Heuer and the proceedings of the Bonhams in Monaco sale will go to the Ronnie Peterson foundation, honoring his legacy and supporting talents in motor sport. 

 

Stay tuned! We will have some live coverage from the Bonhams Monaco auction during the next weekend coming.

 

 

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