Heuer Chronograph | Valjoux 71 | steel

Cal. Valjoux 71

Regular price

Early vintage Heuer Chronographs take many forms, both in case shape and dial configuration, with this one being an early example, featuring a distinctive snail scale tachymeter, with syringe hands. Sized at 36mm and 13mm thick, it has a nice modern presence on the wrist, complemented by the contrasting leaf chronograph pushers.

The watch is a three-register chronograph, with three sub-dials featuring the thirty-minute counter at three o’clock, the twelve-hour counter at six o’clock and a running seconds at nine o’clock. The sub-dials have black stick hands and concentric engraved circles, creating depth on the face. The unrestored two-tone dial also features a blue “snail” tachymeter on the inner section of the dial, while the outer track denotes the chronograph seconds, offering balance and legibility. Further to this, the dial also displays layered Arabic numerals, which have aged to a golden yellow colour. Complimenting this purposeful, utilitarian timepiece is the addition of syringe hands, with beautifully aged lumes.

The unique story attached to this particular Heuer Chronograph is that its original owner was reported to be a former military officer. Whilst the inclusion of a tachymeter, over the more typical telemeter scale, would perhaps suggest, direct military issuance is unlikely. Either way, it is a fantastic looking vintage Heuer, with or without direct links to military usage. A rare example of a truly original, archetypal tool watch.

Powered by a Valjoux 71 calibre (found in early examples of the highly collectable A&F Seafarer), it features a three-register chronograph with running seconds at nine o’clock. 

This watch is fitted with a Nato strap and a stainless steel tang buckle.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Heuer
Model: vintage chronograph
Movement: mechanical manual-winding Valjoux 71
Functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: unrestored dial, snail tachymeter
Case: 36 mm stainless steel
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet: grey Nato strap with tang buckle
Box & papers: N/A

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