AUTAVIARef. 2446 H, 1969

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Lot 73
AUTAVIA
Ref. 2446 H, 1969
Sold for £ 4,200 (US$ 5,519) inc. premium

Lot Details
AUTAVIARef. 2446 H, 1969 AUTAVIARef. 2446 H, 1969 AUTAVIARef. 2446 H, 1969
AUTAVIA
Ref. 2446 H, 1969
17-jewel Valjoux 72 manual wind movement signed on the bridge Leonidas SA, black dial with three white subsidiary dials for running seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, dial signed Autavia, steel hands with black and luminous inserts and indexes, polished case with calibrated bezel with triangle at 12, snap on case back stamped with the Argentinean Air Force emblem and issue number 805, together with a stainless steel Heuer bracelet with locking clasp, case, dial and movement signed 40mm.

Footnotes

  • The Argentinean Airforce was supplied with batches of Heuer watches during the late 1960's and 1970's. The case differs in size and construction from the earlier Autavia and a new so-called compressor case with snap on back was introduced, sealing the case from differences of internal and external pressure. The crown is larger and Heuer signed and it has larger chronograph pushers with a fluted design. As these were tool watches, very few have survived in pristine condition. This one has its original bezel, dial and hands and is correctly signed at the back of the case with the Air force crest and the issue number 805.
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