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    Heuer, Very Rare Autavia, First Execution Dial/Second Execution Hands, Chronograph, Circa 1963
    Case: 38.3 mm, stainless steel, three body case with screw down case back and rotating 12 hour bezel, No. 48856
    Dial: First execution matte black dial with luminous hour markers, oversized registers for seconds, 30 minute/12 hour counters, Second execution luminous dauphine hands
    Movement: Ed Heuer signed Val 72, manual wind, nickel finished, column wheel lateral clutch chronograph, "EWD" US import code on balance cock, No. 456254
    Band: leather
    Signed: Heuer on case, dial, movement

    This timepiece has been consigned from private ownership and is being offered for the first time at auction


    Condition Report*: Type: Heuer, Very Rare Autavia Ref 2446, First Execution Dial/Second Execution Hands, Chronograph, Circa 1963
    Signed: Heuer on case, dial, movement
    Model: Autavia
    Dial: First execution matte black dial with luminous hour markers, oversized registers for seconds, 30 minute/12 hour counters
    Hands: Second execution luminous dauphine hands
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #No. 48856
    Case Info: three body case with screw down case back and rotating 12 hour bezel
    Case Width: 38.3 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Ed Heuer signed Val 72, manual wind, nickel finished, column wheel lateral clutch chronograph, "EWD" US import code on balance cock, No. 456254
    Band: leather
    Circa: 1963
    Condition: This timepiece is presented in very good to excellent condition. The case still retains its facets on the lugs and engravings are clearly visible on caseback. 12 hour bezel is very good with some noticeable light scratches visible between 3 and 4, while still retaining its aged lume at 12 triangle. The first execution matte black dial is excellent, with consistent ageing on lume and registers. The original second execution hands still retain the aged lume, with the minute hand showing some rust that we often see in this early reference and execution of hands. Movement has been very carefully serviced by Grand Central Watch in NYC, with nothing else touched or parts replaced. Movement runs and sets as it should, and even though its been service, please keep in mind its a 50+ year old watch, so timekeeping may vary.
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