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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 8

    Heuer. A fine and large stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with date

    SIGNED AUTAVIA, HEUER, AUTOMATIC, CHRONOGRAPH, REF. 11630, CASE NO.301’900, CIRCA 1975

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    Heuer. A fine and large stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with date
    Signed Autavia, Heuer, Automatic, Chronograph, Ref. 11630, case no.301’900, circa 1975
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 12, 17 jewels
    DIAL: silvered brushed, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, two black sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for 12 hour and 30 minute register, window for date
    CASE: stainless steel tonneau-shaped, black revolving bezel with tachymeter scale graduated to 400 units per hour, screw down back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 42 mm. width; 47 mm. length
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement


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    According to the Archives of Tag Heuer the present watch was made in circa 1975.

    The present watch is part of the second series of the exceedingly rare "White Orange Boy” Autavia. It features longer indexes painted lengthwise. With what appears to be a slightly warmer white base than found on the “Jo Siffert” Autavia counterparts, the “White Orange Boy” further has signal orange accents rather than blue accents. The orange renders the overall aesthetic of the look to be very modern, and one can imagine that it would be the perfect complement to a vintage Porsche Carrera in signal orange.

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