Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 42

HEUER, REF. 7763, AUTAVIA SKIPPER, CHRONOGRAPH

A fine, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with regatta indicator.

Brand Heuer

Model Autavia

Reference 7763

Year Circa 1968

Case No. 134515

Bracelet Vintage stainless steel Heuer "Sun" buckle

Caliber 7730

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Rare original fitted box

CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 120,000 - 200,000 / USD 15,000 - 25,000

Sold: CHF 22,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

The Heuer Autavia Skipper (reference 7763 on the case but commercialised with reference 7764) was the first Skipper reference made by the company in that case. The slightly earlier version was made in a Carrera case reference 7754 and features colourful subdials reminiscent of the shades used on the boat Intrepid, that went on to win the America's cup in 1970 for the second time. Made for a very short period, this marked the last of the Skipper fitted in a round case not featuring a date and rarely appear at auction (some scholars believe that less of a dozen are known to exist).