Have a quick look at the yesterdays results of the Phillips auction of the 'The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection consisting of exceptional Heuer Chronographs from the Jack Heuer Era' in Geneva.
The results in fact underline what Phillips auctioneer and senior consultant Aurel Bacs and I talked about last Thursday afternoon in Geneva.
I really hope you already had the time to listen to our conversations!
I think in the future we will have to monitor what will happen with Heuer vintage chronographs more closely.
The good question now is: Which vintage-watches of which brand are skyrocketing next? Breitling?
To listen to my conversation with Aurel Bacs and to see the pictures of all the Heuer chronographs that came under the hammer, please click here:
The 39 mm Heuer Reference 2446H, the Autavia 'Rindt' was my favorite chronograph not only because it was worn by an Austrian in the 1960s.
In fact it is one of the most coveted of the Autavia models. The chronograph from 1966 was especially favored by its namesake, the rakish Austrian Formula 1 Champion, Jochen Rindt, who wore the watch as documented in numerous published photographs. He was a prolific racing driver in the 1960s until his untimely death, during the practice session at Monza for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix.
The Heuer Autavia 'Rindt' was sold for 37.500 CHF
To discover all the results please click here https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/CH080317