1960s Heuer Autavia Chronograph 2446c
The Autavia was released in 1962, and really needs no introduction. They have literally surged in appeal and value over the last few years. The name Autavia means "Automotive" and "Aviation", and was the first line that Jack Heuer introduced. This was before the Carerra and paved a new way for Heuer.
A rare 1st execution of the Heuer Autavia, with inverted panda dial and rotating tachymetre bezel.
This watch runs one of the most iconic chronograph movements of the 60's. The valjoux 72 was used in some of the most well known chronographs of the period, including the Rolex Daytona.
The condition of this watch is excellent, with original crown and dial, it has been recently fully overhauled in our workshop. The dial has the perfect balance, and case style, in our opinion. It also has thick bevels.
The plexi has been replaced during service, but we have kept original one included in the sale. All chronograph functions are working as they should.
The caseback engraving is clearly visible, but hard to photograph!
Don't miss this iconic piece of watchmaking history!
- 40 mm Stainless Steel snapback
- Signed crown
- Reference - 2446c (1st Execution)
- Manual wind
- Valjoux 72
- Functions with accuracy, wind smoothly, sets crisply, just serviced.
- Production 1960's
- Original inverted panda dial, some light wear to subdials
- 100% factory original dial
- Leather strap