Have a look at the started Tissot Yachting Overview! It´s all about the Yachting Tissots with the blue segment on the subdial. (later will add Lemania 1341/1345 etc.)
Two questionable Skippers on the market right now, maybe you want to have a closer look.
First will come on Watches of knightsbridge in September, 16th.
“A RARE GENTLEMAN’S STAINLESS STEEL HEUER SKIPPER CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH CIRCA 1972, REF. 73464”
Personal opinion: Yes, kind of rare with a test dial. Or how WoK says: “WITH VERY RARE OVER PAINTED HEUER SHIELD DIAL”
What a provenance! This nice Heuer Skipper 73464 belongs to a real Worldchampion: Uwe Mares. He bought the Skipper himself in Switzerland in 1972/73 (he didn´t remember exact) and after that he weared the Skipper on countless Regattas in olympic classes all over the world.
The new Skipper Limited Edition from TAG Heuer and Hodinkee – some more informations from an interview with Louis Westphalen from Hodinkee, the project man behind this Skipper.
Story short again:
It was the 21 of June 2017, the message runs through the world like a flash – in the break in the middle of a Christies auction with some nice Heuer watches that many members of the watchfamily followed.
What was it? A new Skipper as hommage of the Heuer Skipper 7754 aka „Skipperera“ was offered for 5.900 US$ from Hodinkee.com.
All the facts about the watch you can download here the original press release.
It was very surprising, especially after the words „We´ve moved away from yachting.“ from the French Headquarter in Paris they said to a friend. And we heard Mr. Biver said after the Hodinkee Skipper launch, that no further plans exists. But ok, if money can be earned, it may turn this.
There are some details that might be interesting for you we found out in a talk with Louis Westphalen, the project leader for the Limited Edition Skipper for Hodinkee.
What we have here?
Heuer Regatta – Heuer Skipper 7764 – Lemania Regatta – Hodinkee Skipper Date
Yema Yachtingraf 7730 – Heuer Skipper 15640 black late – Yema Yachtingraf Regate jumbo “straight lugs”
Gallet Yachting – Gallet Yachting black
Crazy collection that is not easy to bring together. Congrats on this colorful and rare collection!
With a big bang Hodinkee brought back the Skipper to us – let´s call it the new “Skipper Date”.
From the first look – it looks cool!
But it will cost 5.900 US$ (really high price!) and it is limited to 125 pieces. A nobrainer? If you have the money – yes!
So – whats going on in November 2017? There seems to be an auction that becomes more important then the Bonhams Haslinger auction in 2010:
The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection: Exceptional Heuer Chronographs from the Jack Heuer Era
“Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, is proud to announce its first themed sale dedicated to Heuer, with The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection. This landmark thematic auction, to take place in Geneva in November 2017, will offer 49 of the finest and best-preserved collectible Heuer chronographs produced between 1962 and 1982 – known to the community as the ‘Jack Heuer Era’.”
Of course Paul Gavin (www.heuerworld.com) and Richard Crossthwaite (www.heuermonaco.co.uk) are well known in the Heuer community – brilliant knowledge and exceptional collections got both and many pieces we can see on the 3 books over Monaco, Autavia and Carrera.
From the 49 more than cool watches are 2 really outstanding ones:
An exceptionally rare Autavia reference 2446 “first execution” ‘Seafarer’ from 1963, retailed by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. – one of only three known examples.
estimate: CHF 25’000-35’000
A highly attractive and extremely rare Carrera reference 2447S ‘Yachting’ with unique, copper effect “tropical” dial.
estimate: CHF 12’000-18’000
The estimates seems low set, but on auctions you´ll never know…
Whats happened at the auction? Not really a big pricejump as expected but all in all stable and high prices were paid for the best pieces.
The results of the yachting watches:
Lot 16 (58.750 CHF): Heuer Carrera Yachting copper
Lot 17 (32.500 CHF): Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2446C
Lot 18 (-): Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer 2446, screw case: whitdrawn from the auction
Lot 20 (32.250 CHF): Heuer Mareographe 2447
All ressults you find here: https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/CH080317
The authors of the Heuer Autavia and Heuer Monaco books – Richard Crosthwaite and Paul Gavin- launched the new book covering the Heuer Carreras.
Of course you will find most beautiful pictures of the Skipperrera “white second hand” and the “copperdial” Heuer Carrera Yachting made by Paul.
You can buy that book here: HEUER CARRERA BOOK
Wonderful Yachting Regattawatches made in France: Yema Yachtingraf.
Made in the 60s. 7 different types, some types with different dials and cases or/and casebacks.
Not sure about the serial ranges, some stuff is not systematic.