NOS Heuer Autavia
Lot 123
Heuer. A stainless steel automatic chronograph with registers, date and tachymeter bezel Autavia, Ref:1163 T, 1970's
US$ 3,500 - 4,000
£2,100 - 2,400
amended
Lot Details
Heuer. A stainless steel automatic chronograph with registers, date and tachymeter bezel
Autavia, Ref:1163 T, 1970's
17-jewel Cal.12 self winding movement signed on the bridge Heuer, black dial with two white subsidiary dials for 30 minute and 12 hour recording, dial signed Autavia Heuer Automatic Chronograph, date aperture at 6 o'clock, steel hands with luminous and red inserts, red chronograph hand, luminous indexes with red markers for the hours, polished and brushed finish case with rotating tachymeter bezel, screw down case back with Heuer sticker, original Heuer leather strap with Heuer buckle, together with original Heuer box and tag, case, dial and movement signed. 42mm

Footnotes

  • The Black dial automatic Autavia is named after the British racing driver Derek Bell, who had received the watch while driving for the film "Le Mans".

    In 1972 Heuer decided to go for a large promotion in the USA together with cigarette brand Viceroy. After buying a pack of Viceroys you could send in a coupon and receive a Heuer Autavia for one third of the retail price. The Viceroy Autavia used a Tachymeter bezel instead of a MH bezel calibrated in minutes and hours.

    A similar watch with MH bezel from the Haslinger Collection of Heuer Watches was sold in Bonhams' London rooms, December 15, 2010, lot 39.

    The present lot is new old stock. It is offered with its original box, tag, and sticker.

Saleroom notices

  • The images of lots 122 and 123 are incorrectly labeled labeled in catalog. Lot 123 is labeled 122.
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