Heuer Autavia 'Viceroy'

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SKU AS03391
SKU AS03391

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

If one watch had to be the face of the golden age of racing, the Heuer Autavia would most certainly be it.  

Housed within its unpolished 42mm cushion case lies an extremely attractive dial configuration. A matte black reverse panda dial jumps out at you with characteristic red accents on the hour markers and hands, and a glossy black timing bezel allows for practical usage. Internally, the famous Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement ticks away, fully serviced and ready for timing hot laps on your next track day.

While Heuer has seen a bit of a slowdown of popularity in the US consumer market in the past couple of years (thanks a lot, Mr. Newman...), this Autavia is both an icon of design and an incredible value proposition. Don't miss it!

The Story

Launched at the very end of the 1960s, the 1163 Series Autavia featured one of the world's first automatic chronograph movements, changing sports timing forever.  The beefy 1163 has come to symbolize the badassery that was international motorsports at that time... 

Autavias from this era were offered in a multitude of dial configurations, but the 1163V "Viceroy" is far and away our favorite.  Offered in a joint promotion with Viceroy Cigarettes, the 1163V could be had for only $88 and a proof of purchase from a carton of smokes.  If we had a time machine, we'd go on back and return with a mother lode (and probably lung cancer).  It would be worth it.

While Viceroy Autavias are relatively plentiful on the market, finding good examples that have been serviced and maintained properly and haven't had their cases overly polished is becoming difficult.  We are constantly on the lookout for survivors and are very pleased to present this honest example, ready to be worn to your next track day!  Make no mistake, these killer 70s Autavias are a tremendous value, but the market is catching on, and we wouldn't be surprised to see these relatively meager prices skyrocket in the coming years.  Get one now while the gettin's good!

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Heuer Autavia 'Viceroy'

Heuer Autavia 'Viceroy'

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Sold
Heuer Autavia 'Viceroy'

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

If one watch had to be the face of the golden age of racing, the Heuer Autavia would most certainly be it.  

Housed within its unpolished 42mm cushion case lies an extremely attractive dial configuration. A matte black reverse panda dial jumps out at you with characteristic red accents on the hour markers and hands, and a glossy black timing bezel allows for practical usage. Internally, the famous Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement ticks away, fully serviced and ready for timing hot laps on your next track day.

While Heuer has seen a bit of a slowdown of popularity in the US consumer market in the past couple of years (thanks a lot, Mr. Newman...), this Autavia is both an icon of design and an incredible value proposition. Don't miss it!

The Story

Launched at the very end of the 1960s, the 1163 Series Autavia featured one of the world's first automatic chronograph movements, changing sports timing forever.  The beefy 1163 has come to symbolize the badassery that was international motorsports at that time... 

Autavias from this era were offered in a multitude of dial configurations, but the 1163V "Viceroy" is far and away our favorite.  Offered in a joint promotion with Viceroy Cigarettes, the 1163V could be had for only $88 and a proof of purchase from a carton of smokes.  If we had a time machine, we'd go on back and return with a mother lode (and probably lung cancer).  It would be worth it.

While Viceroy Autavias are relatively plentiful on the market, finding good examples that have been serviced and maintained properly and haven't had their cases overly polished is becoming difficult.  We are constantly on the lookout for survivors and are very pleased to present this honest example, ready to be worn to your next track day!  Make no mistake, these killer 70s Autavias are a tremendous value, but the market is catching on, and we wouldn't be surprised to see these relatively meager prices skyrocket in the coming years.  Get one now while the gettin's good!

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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