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    Heuer, Rare Autavia Ref. 2446C GMT Chronograph, Mark I, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1969
    Case: 41 mm, stainless steel, three body, polished, with bi-directional blue-and-red "Pepsi" GMT bezel, smooth round pushers, and snap back, No. 109822
    Dial: matte black, "reverse panda," with outer minute track, red five-minute indicators, luminous baton and dot markers, and white guilloche seconds, 30-minute, and 12-hour registers; stainless baton hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, black baton register hands, red luminous arrow-tipped GMT hand, and white sword chrono hand
    Movement: Valjoux caliber 724 manual wind, 17 jewels, Swiss lever, with chronograph and GMT functions, and rhodium finish
    Band: stainless steel "beads of rice" bracelet, 15 links, approximately 6 3/4 inches maximum length, including watch, signed Heuer on deployment clasp
    Signed: Heuer on dial, case, crown, movement, and clasp

    This first-generation example of Heuer's ref. 2446C GMT Chronograph features smaller, non-stepped registers, and debuted the highly desirable "Pepsi" bezel for the brand. It is accompanied by extra 19 mm Gay Freres end links and three extra links for the bracelet, one extra Heuer-signed leather band with signed stainless buckle), and an 8/2006 service receipt.


    Condition Report*: Type: Heuer, Rare Autavia Ref. 2446C GMT Chronograph, Mark I, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1969
    Signed: Heuer on dial, case, crown, movement, and clasp
    Model: Autavia GMT Chronograph, Ref. 2446C
    Dial: matte black, "reverse panda," with outer minute track, red five-minute indicators, luminous baton and dot markers, and white guilloche seconds, 30-minute, and 12-hour registers
    Hands: stainless baton hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, black baton register hands, red luminous arrow-tipped GMT hand, and white sword chrono hand
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #109822
    Case Info: three body, polished, with bi-directional blue-and-red "Pepsi" GMT bezel, smooth round pushers, and snap back
    Case Width: 41 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Valjoux caliber 724 manual wind, 17 jewels, Swiss lever, with chronograph and GMT functions, and rhodium finish
    Band: stainless steel Gay Freres "beads of rice" bracelet, 15 links, approximately 6 3/4 inches maximum length, including watch, signed Heuer and stamped 2-69 on deployment clasp
    Circa: 1969
    Condition: Excellent dial, with refreshed luminous on markers and hands. Very good case, with crisp details and aged "Pepsi" bezel; Guy Freres bracelet is fitted with non-GF end links. Running, with all functions working, but service is recommended.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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