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Heuer Autavia

Ref. 7763 hour bezel circa 1969/70

Maker:

Heuer

Model:

Compression

Reference No.:

7763

Date:

Circa 1969/70

Serial No.:

114XXX

Case:

The case is in lovely unrestored condition and the bevels on the lugs are still very pronounced. The case back is signed on the reverse HEUER-LEONIDAS SA SWISS STAINLESS STEEL

Bezel:

The very lovely Hour bezel is in superb condition.

Dial:

The dial is in lovely vintage condition, it is correctly signed AUTAVIA HEUER T SWISS and the sub dials are nicely silvered and very clear. Almost all of the original lume is still there at the tip of the ‘striped' steel baton hour markers

Hands:

The hands are the original hour & minute hands with the original lume still retained, the chronograph hand is also original and retains its original white-painted finish

Movement:

The movement is the original Valjoux 7730 and is signed HEUER LEONIDAS SA SWISS on the curved bridge

Strap:

High quality brown leather strap by Bulang & Son

Price:

£13,000

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Info:

The Autavia Compression wristwatch was originally introduced as early as 1968; they had a very brief production period of just three to four years. Only four compression models were made; the 2446C, 2446C GMT, 7763C – the present example – and the 7863C Dato. The 7763 was made with the tachy and minute-hour bezel, but neither of these are rare or indeed as beautiful as those examples that sport the Hour bezel as on the present watch for sale. The other points to make about this particular watch is that the dial is in beautiful condition with no unsightly scratches and it retains about 95% of its original lume, lastly the case is in truly lovely condition. This is without doubt one of the finest examples of the 7763 compression Heuer you are ever likely to find.