A pair of Louis Berney timekeeper's chronographic stopwatches, presented to Alice Caracciola by Enzo Ferrari,
Lot 99
A pair of Louis Berney timekeeper's chronographic stopwatches, presented to Alice Caracciola by Enzo Ferrari,
Sold for €4,600 (US$ 6,164) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of Louis Berney timekeeper's chronographic stopwatches, presented to Alice Caracciola by Enzo Ferrari,
a matched pair, each with jewelled movements, chromed cases, numbered 127540 and 127541 consecutively to movement cover and case, white enamel 12 hour dial, Arabic numerals, blued steel hands, subsidiary seconds and 30 minutes dials at 6 and 12 O'clock, with sweep seconds and split-timing hands, the watches presented in silk lined cases, one with small Ferrari enamel badge applied to lid, both in excellent and working order.

Footnotes

  • See Automobile Quarterly interview with Alice Caracciola:
    'My timing rolls were always exact, and on two occassions at Monza they were correct whilst the official times were wrong...the official timers had missed one of Chiron's laps, placing him ninth, while in reality he had placed fourth as my correct roll proved. Enzo Ferrari presented me with a cigarette case and two excellent stop-watches in appreciation of my good deed. Such lovely souvenirs to have of those days.'
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