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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1967
    Reference No: 2446
    Case No: 89'173
    Model Name: Autavia, 3rd Execution
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Blue calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a stainless steel third execution reference 2446, please see Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962-85 by Richard Crosthwaite and Paul Gavin, page 66.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch, lovingly dubbed the "Rindt”, is named after Formula One driver Karl Jochen Rindt who frequently wore a third execution reference 2446 during his racing heyday. This example features the famous Singer reverse panda dial, with matching warm patina to the square numerals and hands. This watch features the correct “thin” bezel, calibrated to 60 minutes, which coincidentally was Rindt’s bezel of choice. Most interestingly, the movement bridge is stamped EWD, which research suggests is an import code for the watch to enter the United States.

  • 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. 2446
A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

Circa 1967
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 250,000 
€19,300-30,100
$20,000-32,000

Sold for HK$275,000

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