Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (23 November 2021)
Date of Auction: 23rd November 2021
Sold for £3,200
Estimate: £2,600 - £3,600
Movement: cal. 12, automatic, 17 jewels
Dial: blue, baton indexes, registers for 30-minute and 12-hour registers, aperture for date
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back, stainless steel buckle
Signed: case, dial, movement and buckle
Dimensions: length 44mm, width 41.5mm. £2,600-£3,600
FootnoteLaunched in 1974, the Heuer Silverstone was available in three dial colours; red, ‘fume’ and blue. The watch was named after the iconic motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire, England, which is home of the British Grand Prix.
The Heuer Silverstone was famously worn by the Swiss Grand Prix driver Gianclaudio ‘Clay’ Regazzoni who competed in Formula 1 races for Ferrari, BRM, Ensign, Shadow and Williams from 1970 to 1980, winning five Grands Prix. This model is often referred to as the ‘Clay Regazzoni’ for this reason.