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My personal Heuer grail list....
In Response To: Grail or non Grail? *LINK* ()

Some really interesting quirks in your list Shaun-I’m enjoying the off-piste ideas!

Having given it a lot of thought, here is my own personal Heuer ‘grail’ list…which I’ve skimmed down to a mere 6 pieces! (in no particular order)

1. 4th Execution Autavia 2446- You don’t see many of these and while I love the RIndt greatly, this is just a little bit special.

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2. Chronomatic Carrera 1153N- I’m a big fan of the 1153N and so the very ‘scarce’ Chronomatci version is a no-brainer for me. I don’t consider them totally unobtainable….everything has a price, right?

Photo by Rich Crosthwaite

3. Camaro 7743 ‘Champion’ dial- Ok, the Champion dial Camaros are great anyway, but this silver dial contrasting the Champion logo is something else!

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4. Camaro 7843S- I thought long and hard about including the 7220SN or the 7228, but they are too obvious to me and being a little contrary, I would probably prefer the dato ‘panda’ instead-the 7843S. Monochrome, well-balanced dial , distinctive…what’s not to love?

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5. Carrera 1153BN- blue dial, orange features, top it off with a decimal bezel-fantastic! I loved this from day one and let one go some years back when I could have afforded it. A regret I have to live with. These are so striking!

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6. Heuer 1000 auto diver 980.005- OK, originals of these are very scarce and often the pinnacle of a Heuer diver-fan’s search. There are many put-together in various guises which dilutes the fact. However, the real thing is the real thing-‘Swiss Made’ and 980.005 on the caseback-end of. (I did consider the ‘Monnin’ 844 also, however they are available to buy on a daily basis….at one price or another!)

Photo from Fortuna Auctions

I would finally add that condition is hugely important also. Only pieces in A1 condition would actually make it a 'grail' for me.

Touching on the general Heuer grail list….no 3646….? I’m sure there’s a reason for it, but I was surprised not to see it in there.

Thanks for looking!


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