Heuer Autavia “Orange” 1970
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About this watch
This less frequently seen handsome, cool Heuer Autavia ‘Orange’ 1970 has a real sporting heritage.
With its matt black, balanced bi-compax, dial; a 60 minute and 12 hour division turning black bezel; raised silver indexes; lovely orange accents in outline luminous hands and sweep seconds; and round pushers; it is part of a model line originally built to go to the heights of 35,000 feet and the depths of 330 feet.
Reference number 73363, it is powered by the 17-jewel Valjoux 7733 calibre manual wind movement, has Incabloc shock protection and measures at 42mm. It has a signed Heuer crown.
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 However, once it was superseded by a new model, the name was taken forward into the manufacture of a wristwatch, which was launched in 1962, under the guidance of the companies’ new CEO Jack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.