On Wednesday 15 December Bonham's in London auctioned the Arno Haslinger collection of 81 rare Heuertimepieces. The highest selling watch was a black PVD coated Monaco from 1974 that sold for £48,000; more than double its top pre-sale estimate. Other notable lots were a 1969 white dial Jo Siffert Autavia that sold for £30,000; again double its pre-sale top estimate of £15,000. The other top lot was a 1972 gold Carrera that was bought for £22,800. For full results click here. The sale of the collection was timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of TAG Heuer, that now belongs to the luxury conglomerate LVMH. Several of the pieces were bought by the brand for the TAG Heuer museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, including a rare 'Chronomatic' Carrera. The sale offered the chance for collectors to purchase iconic models from this house known for its association with the world of racing. A special edition of the Silverstone Calibre 11 chronograph was made for the auction. The signature of the Honorary Chairman Jack Heuer, who designed the original Silverstone in 1974, appears on the red dial. The watch sold for £10,000 and the proceeds were donated to the charity Green Cross International.
Bonham's Lot 94 achieved £30,000 for a 1969 Jo Siffert Autavia
TAG Heuer Jack Heuer Silverstone Calibre 11 with a red dial made for the auction sold for £10,000
Bonham's Lot 96. A fine 1972 Heuer 18ct gold Carrera automatic chronograph that sold for £22,800, estimate was £7,000 to £9,000