Heuer Autavia | 2446C HM | steel

Ref. 2446C

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Brand: Heuer
Model: Autavia - Ref. 2446C HM
Movement: manual-winding Valjoux Cal. 72
Case material: stainless steel
Case size: 40 mm
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet material: black NATO strap with tang buckle
 Functions: Chronograph, Hours, Minutes, Sub-seconds
To Note: rotating  bezel, red chronograph hand, unrestored dial
Water resistance: N/A
This compressor case, 17-jewel manual-winding, steel Heuer Autavia (ref. 2446C with Valjoux 72 movement) vintage watch is in great condition and having just been serviced, has excellent mechanical functionality. This rare Heuer watch has the less common, red chronograph hand and red accents within the chapter ring. It is a lovely and honest piece, with one previous owner only, who - interestingly - wore it while he was in the RAF.
This Heuer Autavia 2446C HM,  with serial number 146 XXX, is an increasingly sought-after watch. It has a round, stainless steel case with an hour & minutes rotating bezel, flat-topped, bevelled chronograph pushers and a signed, fluted crown. It measures 40 mm in diameter. The case has thick, straight-line lugs, retaining its definition, and comes on a black NATO strap.

The black dial features the distinct, red chronograph hand and beautifully aged lumes. It has white minute markers and applied, faceted silver index markers for the hours. It features a white, painted Heuer logo, while 'AUTAVIA' is referenced on the dial at twelve o'clock. The sub-registers at three, six and nine o'clock are the thirty-minute, twelve-hour and sub-seconds dials respectively, featuring Arabic numerals and black hands. It has lumed, steel, batons hands, that have aged to an even creamy yellow colour, matching the patina of the index markers'. The cracking in the tritium on the minute hand is an excellent sign of originality, fitting with the provenance of the watch.

The watch carries the manual-winding, Valjoux Calibre 72 at its heart, beating at 18,000 A/h, with a power reserve of approximatAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Paperwork: N/A
Availability: now
UK Delivery: free next day
Overseas delivery: 3-5 working days
Returns: 14 days
Price: £7,950

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