Heuer Autavia Ref. 1163 T 1969
Lot 94
AUTAVIA Ref. 1163 T, 1969
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 50,424) inc. premium
Lot Details
AUTAVIA
Ref. 1163 T, 1969
17-jewel Cal.11 automatic movement signed on the bridge Heuer, white dial with two black subsidiary dials for 30 minute and 12 hour recording, dial signed Chronomatic Heuer Autavia, date aperture at 6 o'clock, steel hands with luminous inserts, blue chronograph hand, indexes with blue markers for the hours, polished and brushed finish case with calibrated Tachymeter bezel, screw down case back, original Heuer leather strap with Heuer buckle, together with Heuer box, service papers and swing tag, case, dial and movement signed
42mm.

Footnotes

  • The Chronomatic is the first automatic Autavia model, often referred to as the 'Siffert' model by collectors. Jack Heuer made a sponsorship deal with Swiss sportscar and Formula 1 ace Jo Siffert and in 1969 he wore a white dial Autavia on his wrist. The word Chronomatic was placed on top of the Heuer logo on the dial and the product name Autavia above the date window. Only the first production batch and press watches have this rare dial configuration as Jack Heuer decided after the launch to provide the name Chronomatic to Willy Breitling the partner during the development of the first automatic movement powered by a micro-rotor.

    For collectors this is the rarest model of all the Autavia range and this Chronomatic Autavia was sourced from the original owner. It comes with its original box, sticker, strap, papers and includes the original bill of sale from 1969 and it is the only Chronomatic Autavia watch known to collectors worldwide, to have all these accessories.
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