Heuer Autavia Big Eyes 1962
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About this watch
This less frequently seen handsome, cool Heuer Autavia ‘Big Eyes’ 1962 has a real sporting heritage.
The dials had radium applied “lume” markers and signed “Swiss”. This is a hand-wound model, reference 3646 serial 488xx indicating the first run of any Autavia. Calibre Valjoux 92 movement. The elegant stainless steel case measures 39mm in diameter. Unpolished condition,
A true collectors item, this lovely watch runs very well, holds good charge and keeps very good time.
A little history: the ‘Autavia’ takes its name from its two original target markets, ‘Automotive’ and ‘Aviation’. The name ‘Autavia’ was originally used for a stop watch. However, once it was superseded by a new model, the name was taken forward into the manufacture of a wristwatch, which was launched in 1962, under the guidance of the companies’ new CEO Jack Heuer. It remained central to the Heuer collection until 1985.
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.