Heuer Autavia 2446 "Rindt: Screw-back

Heuer Autavia 2446 "Rindt: Screw-back

Dial: Original Heuer 3 register reverse panda dial (scratch on 6 o'clock register, light wear on sub dials and partial missing lume on markers, scratches on crystal)

Hands: Original handset  

Bezel: Original 12hr rotating bezel (turning brown)

Serial number: 85160 (correct and early case for 3rd execution)

Caseback:  Original screw-back Heuer signed case

Crown: Original un-signed crown (correct for early serial range)

Movement:  Valjoux 72

Bracelet:  High quality Hermes leather strap in photos

No box or papers. Movement was recently serviced and the watch is currently winding smooth and running well. Chronograph starts, stops and resets as it should. 

Notes:  For your consideration is an incredible opportunity to own a very rare Heuer and be part of an exclusive group of screw-back Autavia owners. If you have ever tried on a 2446 screw-back case then you know its one of the best cases Heuer has ever made in style, shape and wearability. The 3rd execution was made famous by Formula 1 German race car driver Jochen Rindt. This example is an early case with a clear and visible serial number that fits perfectly in the range of the 3rd execution Rindt references. The dial has some light wear but is still a beautiful reverse panda, triple register with original hands to match. Rare to have its original un-signed crown used only for early screw-back cases. The case is one of the thickest I have ever seen with strong well pronounced factory chamfers lines. Hard to argue the 12hr bezel is the most balanced for this reference being perfectly symmetrical with the 3 register dial. Here is a rare opportunity to own a vintage classic some collectors call a Heuer grail.  


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