Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

26 Heuer Iconic and Limited Edition Carrera Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference CS3140, N° 5 of 20, Made to Commemorate the 20 Years of Baresi’s Career in AC Milan, Retailed by Grimoldi Milan W

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Lot Description

Model: Carrera Re-Edition
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: CS3140
Year: 1996
Case N°: 561
Caliber: 1873
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 4506120
Bracelet: Leather
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial and case
Accessories: Box

From a collectible point of view, the Heuer brand is today able to attract a fair number of enthusiasts. From a historical point of view, instead, Heuer stands out among those brands that have been able to set the course for future generations. Heuer was able to do it in the chronograph field by introducing an unprecedented design. The specimens of chronographs from the ’40s and ’50s had very “crowded” dials, with the various tachymetric or telemetric scales placed in the center of the quadrants making it difficult to read. Jack Heuer, CEO of the company, instead wanted a watch with an excellent readability: the intuition was that of printing the 1/5 sec scale on the “rehaut” (the inner bezel) of the watch. The dial immediately looked bigger, cleaner and lighter, extremely more readable from the pilot/owner. This watch took name Carrera, nowadays extremely iconic. Discontinued in 1987 it has been subject to several re-editions, the most appreciated one is that of 1996, released in three models: the black-dial Carrera (CS3111), the white Carrera (CS3110) and the watch you see below, the Gold Carrera (CS3140). This re-edition was true to the original Heuer Carrera 2447D in almost every aspect from the 36mm case, to the pushers and crown and the dial and sub-dial design except from the absence of the text “Carrera” on the dial. The present lot is an even more particular edition of the reference CS3140 since is the number 5 of a limited edition made in 1996 to commemorate the 20 years of Franco Baresi’s career in the AC Milan. Only 20 pieces were made, in 18k yellow gold. Preserved in very nice conditions, on the white dial is also present the signature of Mr. Baresi with his number, the legendary number 6, beside it. Offered with the original box, this watch is a piece of history for both Heuer and AC Milan.