If you’re the yachting type, you’re no doubt familiar with the Intrepid – a groundbreaking vessel in its time known for winning the famed America’s Cup race in 1967. That boat, weighing over 6,000 pounds, now rests at the docks of Newport, Rhode Island, and is best known in horological circles for the distinct blue color of its deck. The reason we tag heuer replica -lovers know about the color on a more-than-half-a-century-old boat is because it inspired one of the most iconic vintage watches on the planet: The Heuer Skipper ref. 7754, also known as the “Skipperera.” Literal paint chips were taken off the deck of the Intrepid to ensure the hue matched the subdials of that watch, which went into development in 1967 before entering production in 1968.
The Skipper is something of a singular design, and while there were Skippers made in a variety of Heuer “body styles,” it’s the Carrera Skipper that stands out above all others cheap fake watches. Produced for about a decade, the Heuer Skipper is as recognizable as a Paul Newman Daytona and known for several visual hallmarks: Its deep blue sunray dial, and its use of orange, green, and Intrepid blue. It’s racing-chronograph meets the sea – a pseudo yachting watch.
In 2017, Hodinkee founder Ben Clymer turned his love of that vintage reference into a special limited edition in collaboration with TAG Heuer: The TAG Heuer Limited Edition Carrera Skipper For Hodinkee. Utilizing the 39mm vintage-meets-modern case design in TAG’s catalogue at the time, that watch was a rethinking of the Skipper mold. Where the OG was roughly 36mm in diameter, this one was 3mm larger. Instead of two subdials, ours had one tri-color sub-register and a date window at three o’clock, but maintained the same blue dial color. This replica watches for sale also featured solo Heuer branding and the Skipper positioned at period-accurate 12 o’clock (more on that later).