I was in Geneva this past Monday, for TAG Heuer’s celebration of the 50th Birthday of the Carrera chronograph. I will be posting a complete report, but will provide this quick preview of some of the beautiful Carreras that we saw.
Watchmaker / collector Abel Court shows us his “Best of 2012”, and this may be the most amazing posting you will see in all of 2013!! Have a look at this display of amazing Heuers and other vintage chronographs!!
Today’s vintage Heuer: a “milk chocolate” Autavia, Reference 1163. This is one of my favorite “finds” of 2012.
More photos here.
Today’s vintage Heuer … a red Silverstone, powered by the Caliber 12 movement. Monday night, we root for the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS championship game!!
Additional photos here.
Today’s Heuers … three Carreras. Vintage in the middle (circa 1963); 40th Anniversary model on the left; Jack Heuer 80th Birthday model on the right. With 2013 being the 50th Anniversary of the Carrera, we can expect to see some new and interesting models this year.
Love these “Sifferts” … vintage Heuer Autavia, Reference 1163T … worn and popularized by Swiss Formula One hero, Jo Siffert.
Very rare pair of Heuer Autavia “Diver 100” chronographs.
Interesting discussion of their scarcity, relative to other vintage Heuer chronographs, here
Oops … almost forgot the pre-New Year’s resolution, to post more watch photos on Tumblr. This is the vintage Autavia that became the “poster watch” for the Autavia 50th Birthday celebration, when it was featured on TAG Heuer’s Facebook page. Definitely drew a lot of “oohs” and “aahs”.
More vintage Autavias, here.
New Year’s Resolution — post more photos of interesting watches on Tumblr. So this posting should “catch me up” for the month of December 2012.
See dozens of great photos of vintage Heuer Autavias, in our Scrapbook from the Autavia’s 50th Birthday Celebration.