Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET
Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.
48 Heuer Very Rare and Fine Autavia Tonneau-shaped Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 741 603, Made for the Kenyan Air Force
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 3,900
Reference: 741 603
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless steel
Case N°: KAF204
Dimensions: 40 x 42 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
The Autavia model has a wide range family with different features and destinations, one of the most appealing and interesting is the reference 741 603, such as the present lot. The very model is extremely rare and was never featured in any of the original catalogues or sales material. The majority of these very few known examples have engraved on the screw back KAF which stands for Kenya Air Force. The other two main features of these examples are the dial with luminous Arabic numerals and the high beat Valjoux 7740 movement. It is interesting to note the bridge on all known examples is signed 7741 which is in fact the GMT variant of this movement. The lot offered here is a very nice specimen with a well-preserved stainless steel case and bracelet, a charming bezel and a supercool dial with a principle of tropicalization. The red numerals and chronograph hand maintain their vivid color even after more than 40 years. Moreover, this watch has a Gay Freres bracelet.