Heuer Carrera 'Skipper' For Hodinkee

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REF CAR221B.FC6350
Automatic-winding
39 MM
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SKU AS08247
Article Number 40991249
ref CAR221B.FC6350
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Perforated navy blue rallye-style leather strap with 'Heuer' signed stainless steel push-button deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, price tags, orange and grey NATO-style strap with steel hardware, and warranty card dated 6/21/2017.
material Leather Rallye
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing only light signs of wear from age and use. Luminous sunburst blue exotic 'skipper' dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching exotic handset. 'HEUER' signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback numbered 102/125.
REF CAR221B.FC6350
Automatic-winding
39 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08247
Article Number 40991249
ref CAR221B.FC6350
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Perforated navy blue rallye-style leather strap with 'Heuer' signed stainless steel push-button deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, price tags, orange and grey NATO-style strap with steel hardware, and warranty card dated 6/21/2017.
material Leather Rallye
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing only light signs of wear from age and use. Luminous sunburst blue exotic 'skipper' dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching exotic handset. 'HEUER' signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback numbered 102/125.

Why We Love it

You’re looking at one of the coolest chronographs of the 21st century thus far. There — we said it! 

Made in collaboration with HODINKEE, the Skipper is a unique, modern take on two vintage Heuer references from the 1960s: the 7754 ‘Skipperera,’ and the Carrera ‘Dato 45.’ The former, which was produced in 1967 in commemoration of Eil Mosbacger’s America’s Cup victory in the yacht Intrepid, was a unique yachting version of the famed Carrera chronograph. The Dato 45, also a chronograph in the Carrera lineup, included a date window balanced with a single, 45-minute totalizer.

In combining these two special timepieces, TAG Heuer and HODINKEE created a modern masterpiece that rapidly sold out of its initial run of 125 pieces.

It features a 39mm stainless steel case with a ‘boxed’ sapphire crystal, a 'Heuer' signed crown, dual barrel pushers, a smooth bezel, and a knockout, luminous sunburst blue dial with applied indices, a tri-color 30-minute register at 9:00, a date window at 3:00, with a matching handset. Furthermore, the dial is signed with a vintage-style ‘Heuer’ logo, rather than the ‘TAG Heuer’ logo. In fact, it could easily be mistaken for a vintage watch.

Powered by the TAG Heuer's Caliber 18 automatic winding movement beating at 4 Hz with a power reserve of 40 hours, this Skipper comes paired to a navy blue ‘rallye’-style leather strap with a ‘Heuer’-signed, stainless steel push-button deployant clasp.

This particular example is accompanied by its factory goodies, it also includes an orange and grey nylon NATO-style strap.

If you can find a cooler, better looking, better wearing chronograph from the past 10 years, we’re more than ready to hear about it.

But as far as we’re concerned, the Skipper still reigns supreme! 

Brand Story

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In 1962, Jack Heuer inherited the company that his great-grandfather had founded in Saint-Imier nearly a century before.
He had already played a role in the design of some timepieces, starting with the Solunar in the late 1940s. But in 1962, the responsibility of running the company fell on his shoulders, and he found himself faced with the daunting task of safeguarding his ancestor’s legacy while at the same time forging his own. His chosen path? Moving into a line of technical instruments for use in sporting and transportation applications.
The Heuer name was not unknown in motor racing and aviation circles. Starting in 1911, when the sport of automobile racing was still in its infancy, the company produced dashboard clocks for cars, boats, and even airplanes. Jack Heuer, a longtime racing aficionado, saw an opportunity to revitalize — or at the very least, to reexamine — the company’s already-successful line of chronographs.
He had first tried his hand with the Autavia, which at the time of his succession was a stopwatch with a virtually illegible dial. In its place he launched the line of Autavia wrist chronographs, the first line of chronographs produced by Heuer to be named, rather than simply numbered. The Autavia was purpose-built for racers and pilots, and attracted the attention of Formula 1 racers and devotees such as Jochen Rindt and Steve McQueen.
In designing the Carrera in 1963, Jack Heuer created something that was entirely his, and is without question the chronograph that is most associated with the brand today. Heuer's obsession with legibility led to a dial design that was simpler to read than the Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Daytona (released the same year as the Carrera). What resulted was a chronograph with plain baton markers that gave only the most necessary bits of information — clean, uncluttered, undeniably attractive.
The brand grew to become a powerhouse in chronographs in particular, and the list of famous designs from the 1960s and 1970s can’t be counted on two hands. However, one innovation from 1969 deserves particular mention: the famed Caliber 11. This caliber (and its successors) was the result of a multinational race to build the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. It would go on to power the famed Monaco — made famous by actor Steve McQueen — as well as automatic versions of the Autavia, Carrera and more.
Falling on hard times in the wake of the Quartz Crisis, Heuer was ultimately purchased by Technique Avant Garde (TAG), and subsequently by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, who brought the brand into the modern age. Early TAG Heuer quartz divers from the 1980s have found newfound appreciation in collector’s circles, while the brand’s modern catalog is a mix of vintage-inspired reissues and unique collections, such as the Connected smartwatch line.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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