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