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Why? Take one America's Cup race in full swing, combine the interest in collecting vintage Heuers hitting an all-time high, add Hodinkee's instant sell-out track record, and you've got 2017's latest wristwatch must-have: the TAG Heuer "Limited Edition Carrera Skipper for Hodinkee." Riding a wave of panic-inducing desire, the watch website has collaborated with the Swiss watchmaker to create the ultimate in wrist lust just in time for the first day of summer.
"TAG Heuer has a fantastic history, so when we reached out to them. It didn't take a lot of convincing," explains Hodinkee COO Eneuri Acosta. "They were very welcoming to the idea of this type of project, and they gave us access to their library, the entire catalog of watches. I think that up until 2008 or 2009, whether this watch existed was still in question. It's just such a rare watch that not a lot of people knew about, and we thought it would be a nice fun piece to bring back."
Based on a super scarce Heuer reference 7754 from 1967, the Skipper was first commissioned for the winning yacht "Intrepid" that took home the America's Cup trophy that very same year. Little information is known about the initial production — perhaps only as few as 50 pieces of this style of sports watch with a regatta timer using a case "borrowed" from the Carrera were made — hence inheriting the phenomenal nickname the "Skipperera."
Stephen Watson is a freelance stylist and watch editor.