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Heuer A very fine and beautiful Heuer Autavia chronograph reference 15630 in stainless steel with date

Estimation € 10,000 – 20,000

Model: Autavia
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 15630
Case N°: 314602
Caliber: 15
Bracelet: Leather strap
Dimensions: 42
Signed: Dial and movement

The watch offered here is part of the Autavia family, a special innovation that Heuer introduced in 1933 for both automobiles and planes. With the name that derives from the crasis of words AUTomotive and AVIAtion, this clock featured a timer function and could run for an impressive eight days without being wound. The focus on chronograph wristwatches, which has always characterized Heuer, continued and in 1962 the Autavia wristwatch was unveiled. The present watch is a stunning example of the reference 15630 in very good conditions. The most striking feature which immediately jumps to the eyes are the original orange hands and dial accents with a still absolutely vivid color which completes perfectly with the black background of the dial with a single register for minutes at 3 o’clock and date at 6. The tachymetric bezel in black with white lettering is perfectly preserved, while the 42 mm stainless steel tonneau case still has a clear and evident satin finish. A small piece of history of horology it’s here offered.