Heuer - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1966
    Reference No: 2446
    Case No: 59'915
    Model Name: Autavia, 2nd Execution
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer buckle
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a stainless steel 2nd execution reference 2446, please see Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962-1998 by Richard Crosthwaite and Paul Gavin, pages 50 and 51.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Heuer Autavia is a reference 2446, 2nd execution. The watch differs from the 1st execution in that it has smaller registers, baton numerals applied to the dial and the lume plots applied directly to the dial. The hands are also different. The 2nd execution is also fitted with a luminous bezel. The present watch is fresh to the market and has been retained in very original and appealing condition.

  • 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. 2446
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

Circa 1966
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$160,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017