AUTODROMO AUCTIONS OFF ONE OF FOURTEEN GROUP B NIGHT STAGE WATCHES

Worn and Wound

With vintage watches, we’ve all heard stories about absurdly rare references that were made in minute numbers, resulting in now outrageous values. The watch that specifically comes to mind is the Heuer 45 Dato “Shelby Cobra” from around 1970. Already an obscure reference, the “Shelby Cobra” version comprised a mere two dozen or so pieces that were given to Ford dealers at the New York Auto Show, or so the story goes. Watches like this, that were never available to the public and might have seemed like a novelty at the time, become mythical in the auction house down the line.

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