A few days ago, at a precious watch auction held by Sotheby’s auction house, a Tag Heuer Carrera watch sold 225,000 Swiss francs (about 1.5 million yuan), creating a brand record.
The Carrera chronograph participating in the auction is made of 18K gold and is equipped with a Calibre12 self-made movement with a date display function. It was once owned by Swedish F1 driver Ronnie Peterson.
Carrera, known as the ‘race car watch’. In 1972, Jack Heuer gave this watch (Ref. 1158) as a gift to Ronnie Peterson. At the time, the watch was priced at CHF 950. The bottom of this watch is engraved with ‘SuccessRonniePeterson from JackW. Heuer’ and is equipped with gold ingots in honor of Ronnie Peterson’s winning the PrixRougeetBlanc Joe Svelte Award at the 1972 German Grand Prix Nurburgring. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)