Heuer - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1970s
    Reference No: Ref. 1550 SG
    Case No: 6645-12-146-3774
    Model Name: Heuer Bund Flyback “3H”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 230, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the inception of the Bundeswehr in 1955 until circa 1990s, the formation of the armed force was known as one of the most well-organized and equipped armies of its time in Germany. Heuer with a long history of delivering entrusted military tool watches to the air forces, the ref. 1550SG flyback chronograph with an impressive build and practicality became one of the best companion for pilots at the time. The Bundeswehr chronograph sports in an attractive gun metal shade stainless steel can be found with various dial variations. Equipped with a black dial with large luminous Arabic numerals and hands, Heuer acknowledged the presence of radioactive material through the use of an encircled red "3H" and a small white “T” at 6 o'clock - this is because hydrogen-3 is the chemical compound for radioactive luminous material. Preserved in superb condition with a caseback seen clearly engraved with “BUND 6645-12-146-3774”, the present ref. 1550SG is further charmed with a rarely seen bund strap issued by the German military with Bundeswehr numbers. Ticking the boxes with all desirable traits, the present Heuer Ref. 1550SG certainly deserves the attention of military watch enthusiasts.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. Ref. 1550 SG
A rare and well-preserved stainless steel fly-back chronograph wristwatch issued to the Federal Defence Force of Germany

Circa 1970s
42mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$63,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022