Heuer Autavia GMT

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SKU AS02871
SKU AS02871

Why We Love it

*HOLIDAY EXCLUSIVE - WAS $23,500 - NOW $21,500*

Why We Love It

Imagine a waterproof chronograph, housing one of the best mechanical calibres in history, fitted with not only a 24-hour GMT function but also an iconic "Pepsi" bezel and one of the coolest looking  - and most comfortable - bracelets ever made.

No, you're not dreaming, you've just visualized one of the coolest Heuers ever made, the Autavia GMT!

The watch you're looking at is a fourth execution "C" (compressor) case Autavia, introduced in the late 1960s, and utilizes a modified Valjoux 72 chronograph movement with a second time zone function. It boasts a terrific case with factory finishing and no signs of polishing alongside a nearly pristine reverse-panda dial.

Fitted with fluted pushers, signed crown, a lovely faded "Pepsi" bezel, and a highly sought after Gray Freres "Double Grain" rice bead bracelet, its everything a 2446C GMT is supposed to be - which is...well...pretty much everything but the kitchen sink!

The Story

The Heuer Autavia was born into the automotive world in 1933 as a stopwatch, large steel cases affixed to the interior of race cars, capable of up to 12 hours of continuous timing. A crucial tool for drivers, the Autavia became a race favorite and by the late 1930s was in widespread use. It enjoyed its place on the dashboards of auto racing until 1958 when Heuer introduced the Monte Carlo as its new 12-hour stopwatch.

But by 1962, Heuer had re-imaged the Autavia as a wrist-mounted chronograph, the 12-hour timing capability combined with timekeeping.

The Reference 2446C GMTs, launched around 1968, would ultimately be produced in four distinct executions, with variations to the dial printing, the sub-register size, the pushers and crown and handsets. Autavia GMTs are rare to begin with, and it takes a certain level of collector-madness to start parsing out those details.

Which is, of course, why you're still reading this!

But we'd be remiss not to share with you the best resource for all things Heuer on the Web, www.onthedash.com 

Have a meander around there and then come on back once you're fully primed for a whole lot of vintage Heuer goodness! 

A:S Guarantee

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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 GMT

Heuer Autavia GMT

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Sold
Heuer Autavia GMT

Why We Love it

*HOLIDAY EXCLUSIVE - WAS $23,500 - NOW $21,500*

Why We Love It

Imagine a waterproof chronograph, housing one of the best mechanical calibres in history, fitted with not only a 24-hour GMT function but also an iconic "Pepsi" bezel and one of the coolest looking  - and most comfortable - bracelets ever made.

No, you're not dreaming, you've just visualized one of the coolest Heuers ever made, the Autavia GMT!

The watch you're looking at is a fourth execution "C" (compressor) case Autavia, introduced in the late 1960s, and utilizes a modified Valjoux 72 chronograph movement with a second time zone function. It boasts a terrific case with factory finishing and no signs of polishing alongside a nearly pristine reverse-panda dial.

Fitted with fluted pushers, signed crown, a lovely faded "Pepsi" bezel, and a highly sought after Gray Freres "Double Grain" rice bead bracelet, its everything a 2446C GMT is supposed to be - which is...well...pretty much everything but the kitchen sink!

The Story

The Heuer Autavia was born into the automotive world in 1933 as a stopwatch, large steel cases affixed to the interior of race cars, capable of up to 12 hours of continuous timing. A crucial tool for drivers, the Autavia became a race favorite and by the late 1930s was in widespread use. It enjoyed its place on the dashboards of auto racing until 1958 when Heuer introduced the Monte Carlo as its new 12-hour stopwatch.

But by 1962, Heuer had re-imaged the Autavia as a wrist-mounted chronograph, the 12-hour timing capability combined with timekeeping.

The Reference 2446C GMTs, launched around 1968, would ultimately be produced in four distinct executions, with variations to the dial printing, the sub-register size, the pushers and crown and handsets. Autavia GMTs are rare to begin with, and it takes a certain level of collector-madness to start parsing out those details.

Which is, of course, why you're still reading this!

But we'd be remiss not to share with you the best resource for all things Heuer on the Web, www.onthedash.com 

Have a meander around there and then come on back once you're fully primed for a whole lot of vintage Heuer goodness! 

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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