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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1974
    Reference No: 1563 Exotic
    Case No: 275'598
    Model Name: Autavia
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 15, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Gay Frères bracelet, 200 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Gay Frères twinlock folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of the 1563 Exotic wristwatch, please see Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962-1985 by Richard Crosthwaite and Paul Gavin, pages 150 and 151.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 1563 Heuer Autavia Exotic is considered one of the most desired Autavia from the 1970's and according to literature, maybe as little as 20 pieces were ever manufactured with one example today exhibiting in the Tag Heuer Museum. It is interesting to note that the reference number between the lugs at 6 o'clock on this example and the other examples known reads 1163, which would indicate that Heuer used cases already in stock and not used for the reference 1163. This example is further distinguished by its extraordinary condition and very vibrant dial.

  • Artist Biography

    Heuer

    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. 1563 Exotic
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date and Gay Frères bracelet

Circa 1974
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€9,600-14,400
$10,000-15,000

Sold for HK$125,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017