Heuer Daytona  Ref. 110203 F 1976, Serial 332318  (page 186/187)
Lot 77
DAYTONA Ref. 110203 F, 1976
Sold for £3,600 (US$ 6,047) inc. premium
Lot Details
Ref. 110203 F, 1976
17-jewel Cal.12 automatic movement signed on the bridge CAL.12, two tone brown dial with two subsidiary dials for 30 minute and 12 hour recording, dial signed Daytona Heuer Automatic Chronograph, white hands with luminous inserts, white chronograph hand, slim baton indexes for the hours, black outer Tachymeter scale, date aperture at 6 o'clock, polished and brushed finish rounded case with screw down case back, integrated Heuer stainless steel bracelet with locking clasp, case, dial and movement signed


  • 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 Calibre 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 (see lot 35) but this present example with fume brown dial is extremely rare. On the Heuer Daytona the serial and reference numbers were engraved on the back of the case.
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