5 June 2003
Heuer. A rare oversized stainless steel single button split second chronograph wristwatch
Signed Heuer, circa 1945
With nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with Arabic numerals, outer brushed minutes track, two large engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minute register, blued steel moon-style hands, the heavy circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, split second chronograph operated by one pink gilt button in the band and one button through the large crown, case and dial signed Heuer, movement signed Valette Watch Co.
44 mm. diam.
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