Introduced in 1958, this Heuer Super-Autavia dashboard timer was originally developed as a dashboard-mounted timer, and was historically designed for racing, power boating, and aviation purposes.
This Heuer Super-Autavia dashboard is accompanied by a remarkably satisfying set of additional materials, including its original box, booklet, and extra parts.
CHRONOGRAPHS USED TO TIME RACING LAPS
For the serious racing driver, a wrist-worn chronograph was good, but a dashboard timer was better. Those made by Heuer were among the most coveted, with their track record of producing all sorts of stopwatches pushing them to pole position for racing enthusiasts. These timers sat alongside the mechanical speedometers and rev counters. Nowadays, they have become collectors’ items, often enjoyed as desk ornaments, but sometimes still used for their original purpose. In fact, Roger Smith, the English watchmaker and former apprentice of George Daniels, has one mounted in his Mini Cooper Racecar.