Heuer. An Extremely Rare PVD-Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Boxing Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Bracelet, One of Two Known, and Ring-Master Stopwatch
Heuer. An Extremely Rare PVD-Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Boxing Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Bracelet, One of Two Known, and Ring-Master Stopwatch

SIGNED HEUER, REF. 510.547, CASE REF. 510 501, CIRCA 1985

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Heuer. An Extremely Rare PVD-Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Boxing Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Bracelet, One of Two Known, and Ring-Master Stopwatch
Signed Heuer, Ref. 510.547, Case Ref. 510 501, Circa 1985
Movement: Automatic, Cal. 5100
Dial: Black, luminous numerals, luminous hands, three subsidiary dials, date
Case: PVD-coated stainless steel tonnaeu-shaped, stainless steel screw back, 41mm diam.
Bracelet/Clasp: Heuer PVD-coated stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp, overall approximate length 7 inches
Accompanied By: 7 interchangeable rings for the Ring-Master, neck strap, product literature in French, page copies of an Heuer catalog describing the watch and Ring-Master stopwatch, an original Heuer presentation box and an Heuer Ring-Master pouch
Provenance
Property of an Important European Collector

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Lot Essay

Perhaps to the surprise of many, even the most astute, collectors, one of the rarest Heuer chronographs in the world is the Heuer “Boxing” reference 510.547. Only two are known to the market. Shown in a 1986 TAG Heuer catalog from the very earliest days after the purchase of Heuer by “Technique d’Avant Garde” or “TAG” for short, the reference 510.547 was designed to time a boxing match.

The watch features an outer track graduated for 15 rounds. Each round in a boxing match lasts three minutes and is represented with a black background while the one minute pause between each round is in green. It furthermore features a PVD finish to the case, giving an overall striking look to the watch. Inside the watch is the well-regarded and reliable Lemania 5100 automatic chronograph movement. The watch is preserved in spectacular original condition.

Furthermore, the watch includes a rare Ring-Master stopwatch set. The Ring-Master includes a series of rings for placing on the stopwatch in order to time different activities, including boxing.

While Heuer and TAG Heuer has had a long association with motorsports, most do not know Heuer’s connection with boxing. Recently, TAG Heuer introduced the Carrera Caliber 5 “Ring Master’ Special Edition Tribute to Muhammad Ali watch that has an outer track based on this watch and stopwatch set.

The Heuer Boxing is absolutely one of the rarest Heuer chronographs in the world and an important part of the company’s history.


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