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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 157

HEUER REF. 110.313 B, BLUE DIAL; “SILVERSTONE” SO-CALLED “CLAY REGAZZONI”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, square-shaped with rounded corners, pilot’s wristwatch, with screwed case-back, blue dial, graduated bezel, 1/5 second chronograph, half-instantaneous 30-minute recorder, 12-hour recorder, date of the month.

Brand Heuer

Model “Silverstone” “Automatic Chronograph”

Reference 110.313 B

Year Circa 1974-1976

Calibre  12 (with left winding crown)

Case No. 308 226

Bracelet Black leather strap, stainless steel Heuer buckle

Dimensions 44.1 x 42.2 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

HKD 35,000 - 50,000

CHF 4,400 - 6,250 / USD 4,500 - 6,400


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

Heuer “Silverstone”
The Heuer “Silverstone” was launched in 1974 as the replacement for the Heuer “Monaco”. Its name comes from another famous Formula 1 racing track, in Northampton (the Monaco of the North).The model was available with a choice of three different dial colours: blue, with a pale blue dial and a metallic blue inner-bezel (Ref. 110.313 B);Brown or “Fumé” (smoked), with a star-burst dial and matching inner-bezel (Ref. 110.313 F); Red, with a gloss red dial and matching inner-bezel (Ref. 110.313 R). The “Silverstone” reached cult status for collectors since Swiss Formula one driver Gianclaudio Giuseppe “Clay” Regazzoni (19392006) was sponsored and seen sitting in his Formula one car wearing the blue-version dial. There is another “Silverstone” launched by Heuer in the early 1980’s when a series of Lemania 5100-powered watches were released. The watch doesn’t really share any of the design elements of the original Calibre 12 “Silverstone”, but wear the “Silverstone” name. In 2010, TAG Heuer relaunched the “Silverstone” to mark the 150th anniversary of Heuer / TAG Heuer. The re-edition, made in limited quantities, is almost identical to the original.