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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 5

    Heuer. A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED HEUER, REF. 2444, PRE-CARRERA MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 454’159, CIRCA 1957

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    Heuer. A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Heuer, Ref. 2444, pre-Carrera model, movement no. 454’159, circa 1957
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. Valjoux 72, 17 jewels
    DIAL: silvered, baton numerals, luminous dagger and hands, three subsidiary sunken engine-turned dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour register
    CASE: stainless steel, screw down back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 36 mm. diameter
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement


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    According to the Archives of Tag Heuer the present watch was made circa 1957.

    The so called "pre-Carrera" model was available with or without the tachymeter scale, such as the present watch. The 30 minute register features a marking at 3, 6 and 9 minutes to indicates the time frames for the long distance phone calls.

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