Heuer Autavia "Jochen Rindt"

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SKU AS01503
SKU AS01503

Why We Love it

We've heard them referred to as "Heuer's Submariner" - not because they make for good diving watches (they don't), but because their design is just as timeless, and their functionality as a racing chronograph parallels that of the Rolex for timing dives.

The name "Autavia" comes from a combination of two words: Automotive & Aviation. Heuer originally applied the moniker to dashboard clocks and instrumentation used in automobiles and aircraft, but recycled it in the 1960s and applied it to their line of professional racing chronographs for which the name is best known. 

Values for early Heuer chronographs (particularly manually-winding screw back Autavia models) are on the rise, and good examples are getting hard to come by. This most desirable models, the iconic Reference 2446, features a triple register dial layout and outer rotating 60-Minute bezel.  Made famous by legendary Formula I driver Jochen Rindt, third execution models have recently become incredibly popular with collectors, despite the fact that we've been hearing more about his wife as of late...

This particular example has tons of character, featuring a strong case with defined original beveling, and a strong untouched dial with just the right amount of patina. Its outer bezel shows wear consistent with a life of proper use, rounding out a truly beautiful vintage look. As is common on other examples from this era, the serial number is partially obscured, making pinning down an exact year of production a fool's errand, but we have no reason to suspect tomfoolery, but is priced accordingly.

With its tremendous looks, brilliant patina, and robust Valjoux 72 internals, it would be a tall order to find a vintage timepiece - any vintage timepiece - that is more perfectly suited for a vintage motorsports enthusiast.

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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

Heuer Autavia "Jochen Rindt"

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Heuer Autavia

Why We Love it

We've heard them referred to as "Heuer's Submariner" - not because they make for good diving watches (they don't), but because their design is just as timeless, and their functionality as a racing chronograph parallels that of the Rolex for timing dives.

The name "Autavia" comes from a combination of two words: Automotive & Aviation. Heuer originally applied the moniker to dashboard clocks and instrumentation used in automobiles and aircraft, but recycled it in the 1960s and applied it to their line of professional racing chronographs for which the name is best known. 

Values for early Heuer chronographs (particularly manually-winding screw back Autavia models) are on the rise, and good examples are getting hard to come by. This most desirable models, the iconic Reference 2446, features a triple register dial layout and outer rotating 60-Minute bezel.  Made famous by legendary Formula I driver Jochen Rindt, third execution models have recently become incredibly popular with collectors, despite the fact that we've been hearing more about his wife as of late...

This particular example has tons of character, featuring a strong case with defined original beveling, and a strong untouched dial with just the right amount of patina. Its outer bezel shows wear consistent with a life of proper use, rounding out a truly beautiful vintage look. As is common on other examples from this era, the serial number is partially obscured, making pinning down an exact year of production a fool's errand, but we have no reason to suspect tomfoolery, but is priced accordingly.

With its tremendous looks, brilliant patina, and robust Valjoux 72 internals, it would be a tall order to find a vintage timepiece - any vintage timepiece - that is more perfectly suited for a vintage motorsports enthusiast.

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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