A fine and rare stainless steel cushion-shaped dual-time chronograph wristwatch with date and multi-colored bezel

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1973
    Reference No: 11630 GMT
    Case No: 262’235
    Model Name: Autavia GMT
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 14, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Hailing from the 1970’s during the jet age, Heuer introduced an automatic dual-time chronograph wristwatch to cater towards pilots and travelers allowing them to keep track of two different time zones.

    The first examples of the Autavia ref. 11630 GMT housed the famous cal. 11 modified with a 24-Hour GMT indication. Later examples of the reference featured yet another upgraded cal. 14. Furthermore, aesthetical features on the dial were also tweaked. From 1970 onward, the neon yellow GMT hand is fitted with a rectangular tip and the 30-minute counter was divided in 6 segments of 5 minutes each. The reference was launched with two different dial variations with the other featuring grey subsidiary dials produced in less quantity. The present example features white subsidiary dials enhancing its legibility of the second time zone and 30-minute counter.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 11630 GMT
A fine and rare stainless steel cushion-shaped dual-time chronograph wristwatch with date and multi-colored bezel

豪雅,「Autavia GMT」型號11630 GMT,精鋼自動計時腕錶,備兩地時區、日期顯示,約1973年製

Circa 1973
42mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 80,000 
€4,600-9,200
$5,100-10,300

sold for HK$52,500

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Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020