A ‘one-of-twenty’ Heuer Skipper watch has broken the house record for the most expensive Heuer to have sold at Fellows Auctioneers, selling for a full price of £57,420.
The sale was completed on 26 October in Fellows’ Luxury Watch Sale.
Originally designed in the late sixties to celebrate Emil Mosbacher’s second America’s Cup win, it is believed that Jack Heuer only created around 20 of these watches.
The watch entered into auction as lot 49 and sold to a telephone bidder after bidding from commission bidders for a hammer price of £45,000 which is £57,420 including fees.
Laura Bishop, watch manager at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “We are incredibly proud to have broken the house record at Fellows for the most expensive Heuer watch ever sold.
“We knew due to the sheer rarity of this Skipperera watch that it would attract interest from around the world and the winner of this item has bagged themselves a real timepiece treasure.”
She added: “The watch sold as part of our hugely successful Luxury Watch Sale, and with this watch selling for £57,420, it shows there is still a strong demand for limited edition timepieces.”