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Heuer Autavia 2446 First Execution Case; Second Execution Dial NICE (38187)

Heuer Autavia 2446 First Execution Case; Second Execution Dial NICE Ref. 2446

Heuer Autavia 2446 First Execution Case; Second Execution Dial NICE (38187)

Heuer Autavia 2446 Chronograph First Execution Case, Second Execution Dial, 2446, stainless steel case on a period correct black racing strap with a stainless steel Heuer tang buckle, manual wind Valjoux 72 movement, three register chronograph, Heuer winding crown, black dial with white sub-dials, stainless steel dauphine hands with luminous inserts that have a nice even patina and applied markers, external bi-directional rotating bezel with a 12-hour scale, original dial and hands, acrylic crystal, circa mid-1960's, diameter: 38mm, thickness: 13mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company pouch and 6-month warranty. (38187)

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This is a vintage mid 1960's Heuer Autavia Chronograph 2446. It has a First Execution Case with a Second Execution Dial, and it includes a period-correct black leather racing strap with a stainless-steel case on a period correct black racing strap with a stainless steel Heuer tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. It includes a signed screw down winding crown, round chronograph push buttons, and the screw down solid case back is engraved with "AUTAVIA – HEUER – STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH – WATERPROOF – GUARANTEED 330 FT UNDER WATER." Inside the case back stamped "HEUER – ED. HEUER & CO. – SWISS – STAINLESS STEEL," and the pallet monogram. The 38mm diameter Oyster-style solid three-body case, knurled black bi-directional rotating bezel with a 60-minute elapsed time scale with Arabic numerals every ten minutes and the "amber" triangle at the 60, and gently curved lugs, are satin/polished with an evenly aged patina. There are three white compax-style subsidiary dials with concentric circle guilloche, black Arabic numerals, markers, and indicator hands, including a small constant running seconds register at 9 o'clock, a 12-hour chronograph totalizer at 6 o'clock, and there is a 30-minute chronograph counter at the 3 o'clock position. It includes applied faceted steel rectangular hour indices and tritium round second execution orange luminous end pips around a perimeter white second/minute scale. It has steel dauphine dagger-style hour and minute hands with luminous inserts, and there is a white center sweep second hand. It has a 46-hour power reserve at full winding, it was originally water resistant to 330 feet, and the 13mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Heuer Autavia Chronograph 2446 has a mechanical manual winding Valjoux 72 column wheel chronograph movement. It's constructed with 17 jewels, a shock absorber system, and a monometallic balance. In includes an index regulator, a self-compensating flat balance spring, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph (2.5Hz). The Heuer Autavia Chronograph 2446 was originally released in 1962 and they were produced until 1969. The Second Execution dial was released c. 1963. "Autavia" is a combination of the roots of the words "automobile" and "aviation."

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