Heuer fans, we may be entering a totally different time of pricing. Just this evening at NYC’s fall Antiquorum sell off, a physically twisted Heuer Autavia cut down a value that, all things considered, appears to be a piece crazy. The watch being referred to is a mid 1960s Heuer Autavia reference 3646, or a supposed “first execution” Autavia. It includes a 12 hour bezel, two larger than average registers, and dauphine hands. This specific model had a truly incredible look to it, with all lume set up, making it a dynamite all unique example. These early Autavias are totally looked for by enormous Heuer gatherers, and as indicated by this site that tracks Heuer costs , an extraordinary one ought to be around 6000GBP (or $9684). obviously, that would be to a genuine Heuer fellow who knew precisely what he was buying.
Antiquorum had a gauge on this watch of $2000-$3000, which, in the fantastic plan of vintage Heuer Autavias, is about right by most measures (if this was definitely not a great representation of an early and significant watch). Still, we don’t think anybody anticipated that this Heuer should cut down what it did when the mallet fell. And when it did fall, it was at an astounding $20,000. After purchaser’s premium? That is a cool $25,000 for a Heuer Autavia.
What’s more? This exact same watch sold for $3500 two years prior , and basically a similar value path back in 2009 . You can peruse more about this very watch at the vintage Heuer discussion on Chronocentric .
( ht to @analog/move )