Heuer. An early stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch   Up-down, Circa 1940

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Lot 46
Heuer. An early stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Up-down, Circa 1940

€ 3,500 - 4,500
US$ 3,800 - 4,900
Heuer. An early stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Model: Up-down
Date: Circa 1940
Movement: Jewelled Venus 170 manual wind
Dial: Silvered, black Arabic numerals, black outer 1/5 second divisions, subsidiary dials at 12 and 6 for 30 minute recording and seconds, blued steel pointed baton hands
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, snap on back, crown flanked by twin buttons, No.10314
Strap/Bracelet: Black leather
Buckle/Clasp: Steel buckle
Signed: Dial
Size: 33mm

Footnotes

  • Produced in the mid to late 1930's and early 1940's the so called 'up-down' Heuer is driven by a Venus 170 movement. The movements from this era were not normally signed. It has been suggested that these watches were intended for military use.


    HEUER. MONTRE BRACELET CHRONOGRAPHE MECANIQUE EN ACIER INOXYDABLE
    Modèle: Up-down
    Date: vers 1940
    Mouvement: Venus 170 avec rubis mécanique non signé
    Cadran: Argenté, chiffres arabes noirs, cadrans auxiliaires à 12h et 6h pour l'indication des 30 minutes et secondes, aiguilles forme de bâtons pointus en acier bleui
    Boîtier: Forme tonneau, brossé et poli, couronne entourée de deux poussoirs, No.10314
    Bracelet: Cuir noir
    Boucle / Fermoir: Boucle en acier
    Signé: Cadran
    Taille: 33mm


    Produite dans le milieu des années 1930, début des années 40, la Heuer dite «up-down» est animé par un mouvement Venus 170. Les mouvements de cette époque n'étaient normalement pas signés. Il a été suggéré que ces montres soient destinées à un usage militaire.
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