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Heuer Leonidas. A rare and attractive and unusual stainless steel yacht timer chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet
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Heuer Leonidas. A rare and attractive and unusual stainless steel yacht timer chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet

SIGNED HEUER, SKIPPER, REF. 73463, CASE NO. 263’565, CIRCA 1972

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Heuer Leonidas. A rare and attractive and unusual stainless steel yacht timer chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet
Signed Heuer, Skipper, ref. 73463, case no. 263’565, circa 1972
Cal. 7734 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, blue matte dial, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous orange hands, outer white fifth of a second combined with orange baton five minutes divisions, sunken engine-turned subsidiary seconds, oversized sunken engine-turned red white and blue subsidiary dial for 15 minutes register, window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, unidirectional revolving blue bezel graduated for 60 and 12 units, screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Gay Freres and Heuer bracelet, deployant clasp stamped “3.72”, case dial and movement signed
42 mm. width, 47.5mm. length; overall length approx. 210 mm.
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A very attractive and unusual model, the present piece is an early example of “Regatta Countdown” chronograph: a chronograph designed for sailing competition. The 15 minute register at 3 o’ clock is divided into three five minutes sectors. This mirrors the start of a regatta, when four shots are fired at fifteen minutes intervals. The first three shots are warnings, representing respectively 15, 10 and 5 minutes to the start, the final one indicates the beginning of the race. When the chronograph is activated at the first shot, this subsidiary dial allows for the crew of the vessel to know exactly how much time is left before the beginning of the race. Interestingly, the hand advances with 30 seconds increments, for a more accurate reading. The present watch is offered in New Old Stock condition.

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