Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

209 Heuer Special and Sought-after Carrera Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 1158

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 15,600

Lot Description

Model: Carrera
Reference: 1158S
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Leather
Year: 1970s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 12′
Case N°: 240976
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Additional yellow-gold bracelet

Arguably one of the most sought-after Heuer chronograph models the reference 1158 Carrera was introduced in 1969. The Carrera Chronomatic, such as the present watch, received an entirely new case, to house its new automatic movement. This new case was a C-shaped case broke from the traditional style of the 1960s Carrera cases and was the most expensive watches sold by Heuer, even offered with the option of a fitted 18 karat gold Milanese bracelet. The present lot is an amazing exponent of the reference 1158, combining the excellent conditions of the yellow-gold case with brushed top and sides and a very rare argent dial since very few have been seen with this configuration (the most common is the champagne one). The reference gained significant popularity when in the 1970s Jack Heuer awarded each driver of Ferrari’s Formula One team with this model.