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Heuer Autavia

Ref. 2446 2nd execution circa 1964




Autavia 2nd Execution

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circa 1964

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38mm. diameter case, steel screw-back, the cover signed Heuer Autavia - the inside cover is signed Ed Heuer & Co SA Swiss, 19mm. bevelled lugs, original winder and original pushers.


Wide minute bezel with the original lume triangle


Black dial with 3 white subsidiaries, narrow faceted steel hour markers with original lume dots all present and correct, dial signed Autavia Heuer Swiss


Rare steel dauphine hour and minute hands with their original lume original chronograph painted white – faded to a lovely cream


Valjoux 72 movement, manual wind, signed Ed. Heuer & Co SA Swiss.


Original Heuer buckle and modern black Corfam strap




This 2nd Execution Autavia is one of the best examples you are ever likely to find and it's also the earliest-known example of a 2nd Execution Heuer. The case is unpolished, the winder and pushers are original and the bezel has the original lume triangle, which is turning a slightly brown colour with age. The dial is near perfect and miraculously all the original lume markers have survived, in addition the original triangular (Dauphine) hour and minute hands have also survived with their original lume. The black Corfam strap is a modern example, but the buckle is a rare original Heuer ‘Sun' buckle. The very rare 2nd Execution Autavia was only made from 1964 to 1965. The dial is unique in that the lume parkers are circular ‘dots with a double-dot at 12 and the polished steel hour markers are a single bar with two facets. The sub dials are now smaller than the 1st execution and the hands are the very rare Dauphine or triangular hands. The bezel is the same wide bezel as the 1st Execution with the lume triangle – although later versions are known without the lume. The cases for the 1st and 2nd Executions are essentially the same.