TAG Heuer recreates 1972 driver’s Carrera for Bonhams charity auction

TAG Heuer has recreated an 18ct gold Carrera chronograph that was originally made for Swedish racing driver Ronnie Peterson.

The watch, which was presented to Mr Peterson at the 1972 German Grand Prix by Jack Heuer, was inscribed on the back with the words: Success. Ronnie Peterson from Jack W Heuer.

The original watch is now on display in the TAG Heuer Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, but to commemorate the 40th anniversary since Mr Peterson’s death, Heuer has created a one-off re-edition of the watch.

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Ronnie Peterson and Jack Heuer in 1972.

 

It is being sold at auction by Bonhams, in the presence of Ronnie’s daughter Nina, to raise money for the Ronnie Peterson Memorial Foundation, a charity that supports promising young drivers in his native Sweden.

The sale also includes the car that launched Peterson’s career on to the international stage, the 1969 Tecno-Novamotor Ford 69 Formula 3 Single Seater. The car won 16 races at the hands of the Swede, including the 1969 Monaco Formula 3 GP.

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