Heuer Reference 1163MH Autavia "Second Execution Dial", The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE
Lot 120, The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE
The Autavia 1163MH distinguishes itself by its minutes/hours graduated bezel, black dial, white registers, date and red chronograph seconds hand matching the hour indexes. Examples of this model were spotted on the wrist of two British drivers: Derek Bell and Graham Hill. Derek Bell won Le Mans 24h Hours five times and Graham Hill was twice Formula One world champion as well as being the only driver ever to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport: Le Mans 24 Hours, Indianapolis 500 and either the Monaco Grand Prix or the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.
The present watch is offered today in superb condition with a very charismatic perforated black leather strap that further enhances the sporty design. Having already been the watch of choice of two famous car racers, this powerful chronograph should take the pole position in any watch collection dedicated to motorsports.