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.
TAG Heuer Calibre 11 Automatic
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
18 carat ‘3N’ yellow gold plated dial
18 carat ‘3N’ yellow gold plated flange with tachymeter
– 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
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
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.