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Heuer Centigraph- F1 Timing with Jean Campiche

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 29, 2015

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    Found these great photos showing the head of Heuer's timing business Jean Campiche hard at work at various Grand Prix in the 1970s operating the Heuer timing equipment. First the shots from the 1970s and then followed by photos of the equipment taken in the last couple of years.

    How cool is that metal suitcase?!?
    Jean Campiche at Monaco.jpg

    Jean Campiche at Monaco-2.jpg

    Note the Silverstone on his wrist...
    Jean Campiche at Paul Ricard.jpg
    See that metal case above with the Heuer stickers? Here it is again...

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    If you want to read more about F1 timing (including who really does the timing today- hint...it's not Rolex ;) ) check out this article.
     
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  2. george023

    george023 Jan 29, 2015

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    Incredibly cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. g.heuer

    g.heuer Oct 18, 2023

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    Dear all,

    Had the opportunity to interview Jean Campiche about his life, impact of technology in timekeeping, the centigraph, people he met and other things. It's a quite long document but should interest you :

    https://ikonicstopwatch.com/interview-with-jean-campiche-introduction-iiu-46-1/

    To illustrate the Centigraph chapter, few pictures of this thread was used because had not found better than this ones. Credit to the forum is mentionned at the bottom of the page. Said me if it's ok.

    Be glad to have your feedback and don't hesitate to signal errors if you find any.
     
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  4. matthew_VA

    matthew_VA Feb 5, 2024

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    Does anyone have a rough estimate on what a fair price is for a Heuer Centigraph and case is? Is $1000 to $1500 USD in the ballpark?

    Have an opportunity to buy one and just trying to determine what to offer since these rarely are for sale and are really only for historical/display purposes...