The sale of the limited edition of 125 timepieces, at 5900$ each, was sold out in 49 minutes. The iconic Heuer Carrera Skipper has been selected by HODINKEE and co-designed by HODINKEE and TAG Heuer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emil Mosbacher’s victory at America’s Cup. The original Heuer Carrera Skipper reference 7754 was commissioned in 1967 by Jack Heuer to celebrate Mosbacher’s triumph skippering The Intrepid.
The reference 7754 was nicknamed the "Skipperera" as it is the only Skipper model with the original 35mm Carrera case (and its iconic faceted lugs). The design elements of the “Skipperara” are easily traced to vivid colors of The Intrepid and are most visible in the bold hues of its dials.
The TAG Heuer Limited Edition Carrera Skipper for HODINKEE maintains the designs of the original reference 7754, displaying the distinctive tri-color regatta count-down, which is now calibrated on 10 minutes intervals, and the Carrera case, which boasts the vintage inspired 39mm Glassbox that shows the exact lugs of the 1960s models. The chronograph is powered through the automatic caliber 18 movement, which also offers a date complication and has been positioned opposite to the regatta count-down on the dial as a nod to the vintage Heuer Carrera ‘Dato 45’, the second execution of the iconic reference 3147.
Only 125 pieces were created and retail for $5,900. Each piece has the limited edition number noted on the ring of the sapphire caseback. The watch will be offered with three complementary straps including one TAG Heuer blue leather strap with Heuer-signed deployant clasp, one grey NATO strap and one orange NATO strap. A green aged leather strap will also be available for purchase at a discounted price and will be fitted with a Heuer-signed tang buckle.