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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1968
    Reference No: 2446
    Case No: 95’325
    Model Name: Autavia, "Rindt"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, Valjoux cal. 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sought after by chronograph collectors with its charm and its motorsports pedigree and no-frills utilitarian aesthetics, the Heuer Autavia Rindt ref. 2446 was made famous by Formula 1 greats, Austrian driver with winning titles of six world championships and one 24 Hours of Le Mans title, Jochen Rindt. Often photographed strapped on the wrist of Rindt distinctive by its reverse panda dial throughout his career, the rugged yet refined model sported by its iconic owner cemented a significant part of Heuer’s history.

    The present ref. 2446 represented the original “Rindt” reference, differed by its third execution dial with applied steel markers and luminous inserts. Earlier first execution features full lume markers and second execution with applied steel markers and lume dots. Preserved in an attractive condition retaining a case with original factory bevels and strong definitions, the lumes are charmed with a delightful patina with incredible vintage appeal. With tremendous looks and robust Valjoux 72 movement, the present timepiece perfectly suited for a vintage motorsports enthusiast is definitely one not to miss.

  • 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 fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with 12-hour rotating bezel

Circa 1968
38mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 150,000 
€13,300-16,600
$15,400-19,200

Sold for HK$151,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021