Watches of Knightsbridge brings rare motor racing timepieces to London

A very rare TAG Heuer Autavia ref. 2446 Mark 3 ‘Jochen Rindt’ from 1968, made famous by F1 driver Jochen Rindt, will be pride of place of Watches of Knightbridge’s SalonQP pieces.

The 1960s Autavia watch has since been nicknamed ‘Rindt’, a reference to the F1 driver who died in 1970 at Monza, Italy. He was wearing the watch at the time.

The model recently won the TAG Heuer Autavia Cup which led to TAG Heuer recreating this exact model as a limited edition.

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Earlier this year, TAG Heuer announced that it would re-release the Autavia, one of its most iconic models, in 2017, and allowed fans to vote on which of the prospective design models would be the winner.

The reissue watch has facetted lugs, straight flanks (and not the compressor-style case), with a try-compax layout (meaning three sub-dials) with a black dial and white sub-dials. Hands are classical and the bezel shows a 12-hour scale.

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