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Heuer Autavia ref 2446C Valjoux 72 circa 1968

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A rare and extremely beautiful Heuer Autavia ref. 2446C, a much sought after version of the famous chronograph, only made from 1968-1971. The 2446C features a robust 40mm case, with large, beveled block lugs, snap down signed caseback, pump chronograph pushers, and a large Heuer signed crown. Featuring a 12 hour black and silver aluminum bezel, with large silver triangle at 12. The dial is an extremely clean matte black, with applied steel hour markers, three aged silver subdials, and tritium inlaid hands.

This Autavia is powered by the famous Valjoux 72 caliber, one of the most celebrated manual wind chronograph movements ever made. This column wheel chronograph movement has three registers, no date, and moves at 18,000 bph. The movement was recently fully serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers, and is offered with our one year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

The 2446C is worn on a wide textured black crocodile strap, measuring 20mm. Your purchase also includes one of our beautiful handmade Italian leather watch travel pouches, a $55 value!

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Additional information

Maker

Heuer

Condition

Excellent

Model Name/Type

Autavia

Model/Case Ref#

2446C

Circa

1968

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

Black 12 Hour

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial & Hands

black dial

Movement Type

3 registers manual wind chronograph

Movement Caliber

Valjoux 72

Crown-Pushers

original signed crown

Strap / Bracelet

black crocodile unsigned

Man's / Lady's

Men

Date Function

no

Box / Papers

No

Strap / Bracelet Size

20mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Brand

Vintage and Modern Heuer and Tag Heuer

There is no Swiss watch brand more closely associated with automotive racing and timing than Heuer. Jack Heuer was active in placing his chronographs on the wrists of race car drivers throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. In the last several years the vintage Heuer chronograph models have exploded in popularity as well as in pricing. The countless versions of Autavia, Carreras, and Camaro models; the Monacos, Mazda, Solunagraph, Calculator and Montreal, are some of the most popular and sought after of the vintage Heuer models. Today Tag Heuer carries the banner for the vintage Heuer brand and many of the classic vintage Heuer models have been reintroduced with many preowned Tag Heuer versions of the reissues available at very favorable prices.