Heuer Autavia 2446C Chronograph - Presented in Collaboration with Gear Patrol!

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SKU AS00440
SKU AS00440

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. These early Autavias feature large steel screw or snap-back cases and high-grade Valjoux manually winding chronograph movements.

Values for early Heuer chronographs (particularly manually-winding Autavia models) are on the rise, and clean, original examples are getting hard to come by. This particular example is as honest as they come, featuring an unpolished case and a clean, even patina to the hands, and markers. This particular example features a very clean rotating outer Tachymetre bezel - many are beat to hell, but this one is crisp and legible. 

There is no question that this Autavia's condition is owed to the fact that it is a one-owner piece that has spent the last 25 years stored carefully in a desk drawer.  We were fortunate to acquire it directly, and after a full overhaul to the Valjoux 72 movement (which was remarkably clean) it is ready to be used once again!  With its tremendous looks, light patina, and robust 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.

 

For in-depth information on the Heuer Autavia 2446C, click on over to OnTheDash, HERE.

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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 2446C Chronograph - Presented in Collaboration with Gear Patrol!

Heuer Autavia 2446C Chronograph - Presented in Collaboration with Gear Patrol!

Sold
Sold
Heuer Autavia 2446C Chronograph - Presented in Collaboration with Gear Patrol!

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. These early Autavias feature large steel screw or snap-back cases and high-grade Valjoux manually winding chronograph movements.

Values for early Heuer chronographs (particularly manually-winding Autavia models) are on the rise, and clean, original examples are getting hard to come by. This particular example is as honest as they come, featuring an unpolished case and a clean, even patina to the hands, and markers. This particular example features a very clean rotating outer Tachymetre bezel - many are beat to hell, but this one is crisp and legible. 

There is no question that this Autavia's condition is owed to the fact that it is a one-owner piece that has spent the last 25 years stored carefully in a desk drawer.  We were fortunate to acquire it directly, and after a full overhaul to the Valjoux 72 movement (which was remarkably clean) it is ready to be used once again!  With its tremendous looks, light patina, and robust 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.

 

For in-depth information on the Heuer Autavia 2446C, click on over to OnTheDash, HERE.

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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