Heuer Easy Rider
Easy Rider is a wristwatch by Leonidas-Heuer.
Sports chronograph by Leonidas-Heuer (now TAG Heuer); also called “Jacky Ickx Easy Rider”, according to the Belgian Formula 1 racing driver whose lettering is printed on the dial. In 1972 the watch was presented on the Basel watch fair. As inexpensive model it was addressed particularly to young buyers. The low price resulted from the use of a calibre EB 8420 with inexpensive pin-lever escapement (Roskopf movement).
Now sought after as collector's item, the price of this model has become a multiple of the former purchase price.
There was also a kind of “clone” of the watch, this time marketed by the company Sorna and with the same movement. Here, the pushers and the crown were on the unusual position at the upper strap (i.e. at 11 h - 1 h).
- 423.809 (R - red, J - yellow, N - black case)
- 423.804, model Easy Rider SKIPPER, blue case
- Power reserve 42 h
- Monocoque design (in one piece); case access only via dial
- Stainless steel, chromed
- Variants red, yellow, black, blue fiberglass case
- Ø 45 mm, H 13 mm
- Waterproof to 10 atm
- Red/white or black/white
- Two totalisers
- Hours, minutes
- Small seconds at 6 h
- Date at 3 h
- Chrono function with 2 counters central stop seconds and 15 minutes counter at 10 h
- Depending on condition and model approx. 1,000 €