UNIQUE TAG HEUER IN TRIBUTE TO RONNIE PETERSON 'SUPERSWEDE' OFFERED AT BONHAMS MONACO SALE
The Quintessential Driver's Watch Offered For Charity Directly From Tag Heuer


The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
11 May 2018
Monaco, Villa La Vigie

In 1972, Ronnie 'SuperSwede' Peterson was presented with a watch by Jack Heuer, at the 1972 German Grand Prix. The watch, an 18k solid gold Carrera chronograph, was inscribed on the back '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 Peterson's death, Heuer has created a re-edition of the watch - the only one in existence. The 1158CHN bracelet watch is one of the most desirable and sought-after in the motoring world- it is even nicknamed Montre de Pilote, or Driver's Watch.

It is being offered, in the presence of Ronnie's daughter Nina, in aid of 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 SuperSwede, including the 1969 Monaco Formula 3 GP.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own the quintessential driver's timepiece, offered in the very place where the legendary gentleman driver made his name.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

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