Heuer Was There

By Jonathan_Vintage on 22/10/14 in: Heuer and its place in History


From Space to Formula 1 and the Olympics – Heuer was there !
What an amazing history of producing world firsts and sophisticated timing
machines –  from the worlds first 12 hour clock for Racing cars and Aircraft in 1911 – to the recent tie up with world wide Formula E .    John Glenn using a Heuer in Americas first Space venture in 1962.
Heuer was the First watch company to appear on any Formula 1 car – with Jo Siffert- and enjoyed success in the Panamericana  series of motorsport from which the Carrera was born. Dashboard timers for cars was another first for Heuer – and used throughout the world both  in Amateur and Profesional racing

Mick Jagger In London

Mick jagger and his Autavia

Heuer was the Official timekeeper for many Olympic games and led the world in the 50’s/60’s and 70’s in all forms of Motorsport . So many sophisticated timing
devices – from Stopwatches to Electronic timing and telemetry – The worlds first Swiss watch company to make timing Accurate and accountable. Even Pop stars and famous Actors like the late – great James Garner and Sammy Davies Jnr were Autavia fans!! Please join us in our shared passion for one of the worlds great brands
-you will always be welcome!

Worlds first watch designed for Motorsport - Heuer Carrera

Worlds first watch designed for Motorsport – Heuer Carrera


Typical Heuer dashboard timers from the 60’s


Heur – Official time keepers at the Olympics – 1924/1928/1930/1978

Heuer trip time

Time Trip 12 hour timer – a world first from 1911- for cars and aircraft


Heuer – FIRST Swiss watch in Space – John Glenn 1962


Mikrograph – world first 1/100 second timer by Heuer invented in 1916


Just one of the many racing stars using Heuer

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Analogue and Digital LED timer – Heur Manhatan

Siffert with Siffert

The great Seppi Siffert – the First Heuer Ambassador!


Vintage Heuer