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I don't know much about the "Bring a Trailer" auction platform, but it may be time to try to figure it out.
The dashboard pair shown below (Monte Carlo and Super Autavia) sold today for $11,250. Here's a link to the auction -- https://bringatrailer.com/listing/tag-heuer-super-autavia/. And here's the Bring a Trailer website -- https://bringatrailer.com/about/
While rally driver and their navigators could put together any combination of timers that they preferred, it's interesting that many collectors would not consider the pair sold on Bring a Trailer to be a proper pair. The classic pair was the "Rally Master" -- a Master Time clock and a Monte Carlo 12-hour stopwatch. The Super Autavia is rarely seen on the dashboard of a race or rally car, because it lacks the instant legibility of the other models. Still, the Super Autavia is a true chronograph (combining time of day clock and a 30-minute stopwatch) and is the most expensive of the Heuer dashboard timers. While the Bring a Trailer auction was running, a couple of people asked me what the pair was worth, and I said around $4,500. Oh well, so much for my having a finger on the pulse of the market.
See all the Heuer dashboard timers on the OnTheDash website.
I have know idea whether this result was a anomaly or whether things regularly achieve these sorts of premiums in their auctions.
Anyone know more about this? Anyone want to buy some dashboard timers?