Ronnie \u201cSuperSwede\u201d Peterson was such a promising and unique driver that he inspired Jack Heuer to create a watch that matched\u2014a solid gold Tag Heuer Carrera Watch. Jack presented the watch to Ronnie in 1972 after his incredible performance at the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring circuit. The watch was built on the 1158CHN Carrera platform. This particular model was known as the \u201cMontre de Pilote\u201d or the driver\u2019s watch. Fewer than 500 of these watches are thought to have been produced in the 1970s. In Ronnie\u2019s case, Jack customized it by making it of solid gold, changing the face and dial layout, and engraving the back with \u201cSUCCESS RONNIE PETERSON FROM JACK.W.HEUER.\u201d The original watch now resides in the TAG Heuer museum.\r\n\r\nPeterson\u2019s career was marked by incredible success. His record included 10 Formula One Grand Prix victories, a trip to the podium 26 times, and a third place win at the 1973 Drivers\u2019 Championship. During the 1978 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, a fatal first-lap accident brought an end to Ronnie\u2019s racing career, but it did not herald the end of his contribution to racing. TAG Heuer has partnered with Bonham\u2019s to reproduce and sell the watch Jack gave to Ronnie. Faithfully reproduced, even down to the engraving, the watch will be sold to benefit the Ronnie Peterson Memorial Foundation. The foundation supports young drivers who exhibit the same tenacity and talent that Ronnie did.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.