Heuer Daytona  Ref. 110203 B 1976, Serial 331921  (page 182/183) Box
Lot 35
DAYTONA Ref. 110203 B, 1976
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,647) inc. premium
Lot Details
DAYTONA
Ref. 110203 B, 1976
17-jewel Cal.12 automatic movement, two-tone blue dial with two subsidiary dials for 30 minute and 12 hour recording, dial signed Daytona Heuer Automatic Chronograph, beige hands with beige chronograph hand, slim baton indexes for the hours, outer Tachymeter scale, date aperture at 6 o'clock, polished and brushed finish rounded case with screw down case back, integral Heuer stainless steel bracelet with locking clasp together with Heuer box, case, dial and movement signed
39mm.

Footnotes

  • Jack Heuer was a fan of the elegant Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona. As usual at Ferrari, Sergio Pininfarina was responsible for the design. The name 'Daytona' came from the great successes of the Ferrari during the famous 24 hour race at Daytona Beach in America. The Daytona watch was the first Heuer with integrated metal strap and the dial showed colour shading from lighter to dark blue towards the rounded case corners. The model name Daytona stood prominent above the Heuer logo on the dial and a bevelled tachymeter ring rises from the edge of the dial which increased the striking look.

    Driven by the proven Cal.12 automatic movement, the case was a completely new design. The integration of the steel watch band with the case was achieved through a rectangular link with a counterpart in the band itself. A deep blue dial was advertised in the catalogues between 1976 and 1979 like this present example and it was also available was a fume brown dial (see lot 77) which is extremely rare. On the Heuer Daytona the serial and reference numbers were engraved on the back of the case.
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