A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 7863
    Case No: 139’063
    Model Name: Autavia “30 Dato”
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7732, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in the late 1960’s the Heuer Autavia “30 Dato” was the firm’s first Autavia to feature a date. Although many would say an additional date function was not a vast advancement, though aesthetically the design and layout of the dial was the most discerning factor of the addition. With the case size readjusted from 38mm to 40mm, another additional feature was that it incorporated a snap-back compressor caseback which allowed the case to be controlled by the water pressure and the gasket would tighten or loosen accordingly.

  • 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. 7863
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

豪雅,型號7863,精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備計時功能,約1969年製

Circa 1969
40mm Diameter
Dial, case and movement signed

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 78,000 
€5,600-9,000
$6,200-10,000

sold for HK$68,750

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019