Watch Spotting Bruce Springsteen Wearing A Vintage Heuer Autavia ‘Orange Boy’
Turns out Bruce Springsteen wears a too cool Heuer Autavia ref. 1163, and on a bund strap no less. As spotted by the watch journalist Nick Gould, who passes by @niccoloy on Instagram , the Boss can be found in the above photograph shaking the classic C-shaped chronograph in a photograph from the forthcoming Apple TV+ documentary, Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You, which starts streaming on Oct. 23. Here’s the trailer in case you haven’t seen it yet (or in case you simply want to get significantly more amped up for it).
The film isn’t out yet, however its release is fixed to Springsteen’s latest studio album – his 20th, in fact – which the Boss is dropping on Friday with the assistance of his E Street Band colleagues. Presently 71, Springsteen has been visiting and recording for quite a long time. He’s a venerated and adored figure, a national treasure, and regarded by many as the patron saint of New Jersey. The one tune I’ve heard from the album, Letter to You, is deep and amazing, similarly as you’d expect; I’m pursuing Apple TV+ this evening with the goal that I can look at the film.
Tom Morello and Bruce Springsteen attend the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala regarding Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage
At first glance from the black and white image, it’s somewhat hard to tell which variation of the 1163 it very well may be, however our companion Jeff Stein , of OnTheDash , alerted us to some shading images which, as far as he might be concerned, leave no uncertainty as to the model. Jeff says, “I’m certain that The Boss is wearing The Orange Boy. There is no other Autavia that has the orange second hand and the orange stripes on the hour recorder.”
The Heuer Autavia “Orange Boy” reference 1163.
The “Orange Boy” Autavia is an incredibly rare variation – not many were made, and it’s quite possibly the best and collectible variations (it was obviously, the inspiration for the TAG Heuer Autavia Caliber Heuer 02 for HODINKEE, as well) . And it turns out the Autavia isn’t the solitary watch Springsteen has been photographed wearing. On Instagram, Nick Gould has also recognized the Boss wearing a TAG Heuer Monaco. For additional on the Orange Boy, look at this gallery , and also Jeff’s top to bottom coverage of the advanced Autavias, including the HODINKEE rendition .
Top photograph: Apple TV+. (Update: an earlier form of this story distinguished the watch as a 1163, however not specifically as an Orange Boy. The story has been updated).