Heuer Autavia "Jo Siffert"

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SKU AS01508
SKU AS01508

Why We Love it

It's hard to play favorites with so many great vintage watches coming through our hands, but there is no denying that we have a special place in our hearts for the Heuer "Siffert" Autavia.  With its signature panda dial and blue accents, there is no mistaking it in a room full of cushion-case chronographs.  It is almost as much of a rockstar as the man himself was.

Jo Siffert was a Heuer enthusiast (not to mention amateur pit-lane dealer) in the late 60s and early 70s, and also happened to be one of Formula I’s best drivers.  He taught Steve McQueen many of his track secrets and was the very man who introduced McQueen to the Heuer brand. When McQueen was filming Le Mans, he insisted on imitating Siffert’s uniform down to the smallest details, including the prominent Heuer patch.

This particular example is referred to as a Mark V, featuring blue-tipped hour and minute hands and Arabic quarter markings on the 12-hour register, unlike the complete Arabic markings on the later and much more common Mark VI versions.  With an incredible case retaining strong factory brushing and an untouched dial, this is truly a remarkable piece, and a favorite of the analog/shift team. 

Making it even more delightful is the inclusion of a highly sought-after period Heuer box with a red racing motif which would be correct for the model. Paired up with one of Autodromo's excellent Rally straps, we also have a Gay Freres Rice Bead bracelet with correct end links available - just hit us up if you're interested!

For the full story on the history of the Jo Siffert Autavia, check out a great article over at Hodinkee, HERE.

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.

Heuer Autavia

Heuer Autavia "Jo Siffert"

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Heuer Autavia

Why We Love it

It's hard to play favorites with so many great vintage watches coming through our hands, but there is no denying that we have a special place in our hearts for the Heuer "Siffert" Autavia.  With its signature panda dial and blue accents, there is no mistaking it in a room full of cushion-case chronographs.  It is almost as much of a rockstar as the man himself was.

Jo Siffert was a Heuer enthusiast (not to mention amateur pit-lane dealer) in the late 60s and early 70s, and also happened to be one of Formula I’s best drivers.  He taught Steve McQueen many of his track secrets and was the very man who introduced McQueen to the Heuer brand. When McQueen was filming Le Mans, he insisted on imitating Siffert’s uniform down to the smallest details, including the prominent Heuer patch.

This particular example is referred to as a Mark V, featuring blue-tipped hour and minute hands and Arabic quarter markings on the 12-hour register, unlike the complete Arabic markings on the later and much more common Mark VI versions.  With an incredible case retaining strong factory brushing and an untouched dial, this is truly a remarkable piece, and a favorite of the analog/shift team. 

Making it even more delightful is the inclusion of a highly sought-after period Heuer box with a red racing motif which would be correct for the model. Paired up with one of Autodromo's excellent Rally straps, we also have a Gay Freres Rice Bead bracelet with correct end links available - just hit us up if you're interested!

For the full story on the history of the Jo Siffert Autavia, check out a great article over at Hodinkee, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

+

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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