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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 2446CSF
    Case No: 111'148
    Model Name: Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 721, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Heuer Corfam strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Dial and movement signed Abercrombie & Fitch Co, case signed Heuer

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in the mid-1950s the Seafarer retailed by Abercrombie & Fitch in the United States used a variety of Heuer chronograph cases modified to accommodate a pusher at the 9 o'clock position, which allowed to advance the tide indicator subsidiary register.
    The last Seafarers to be manufactured by Heuer were housed in the Autavia case with a snap-back design called "Compressor'' hence the addition of C in the reference number. These models also featured a new dial design with metallic slate grey base, white sub dials and blue accents that have always been a part of the intrigue and appeal of the Seafarer.
    The present example presents itself in superb condition with a pristine dial, case and MH (minute/hour) bezel. It is a wonderfully well preserved testimony of a partnership that lasted over 30 years between two leaders in their respective fields of activity.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1860

    This iconic chronograph manufacturer has a long tradition of precision timekeeping. As early as 1882, founder Edouard Heuer held a patent for a chronograph watch; in 1887, he received a patent for an oscillating pinion, which is still in use today. These specialized timepieces have been at the heart of the firm's success, enabling the brand to be chosen as early timekeepers for the Olympics. In 1969, the company introduced their first automatic chronograph watch, the Monaco Heuer, which celebrated the Monaco Grand Prix. Other key chronograph models include the Autavia and the Carrera, all of which having become iconic models of the firm.

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Ref. 2446CSF
A very fine and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial, tidal indication and hours/minutes bezel retailed by Abercrombie & Fitch.

Circa 1971
40mm. Diameter
Dial and movement signed Abercrombie & Fitch Co, case signed Heuer

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF32,500

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