Heuer Solunagraph

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SKU AS01490
SKU AS01490

Why We Love it

We like chronographs here at analog/shift. As far as complications go, the versatile chrono can be applied to almost any purpose: war, motorsports, aviation, yachting. While it's not a rare complication by any means, it's the uncommon or even downright obscure applications that pique our interest. 

Take for example this "Solunagraph" or "Mareographe," manufactured by Heuer and then retailed by Orvis, an outfitter for fishing and hunting gear. Heuer first introduced the Mareographe in the 1950s and produced it until the 1970s. Along with the requisite 12 hour sub-register at 6 o'clock and a regatta timer at 3 o'clock, the Solunagraph has a tide indication, seen here at 9 o'clock, that is intended to tell fisherman when high and low tides will occur. This is determined by the position of the cross at the center of this sub-register, which is set to the correct time of high tide by the pusher at 9 o'clock. Once set, the sub-register then rotates on a disc that turns in concert with the moon's orbit. 

Many of these tide indicator chronographs were also retailed by Abercrombie & Fitch under the model name "Seafarer," or signed by Heuer and retailed under the model name "Mareographe." The Seafarers were the more common iteration of these chronographs, with many different case and dial configurations. More information can be found on them at that inexhaustible resource for all things Heuer, On the Dash.  

Whether signed Heuer, Abercrombie & Fitch, or Heuer, they all had Heuer cases and Valjoux manual-wound movements. Ours has a Heuer ref. 2446C case and a Valjoux 72 movement, that redoubtable motor that powered such venerable chronographs as the Rolex Pre-Daytona. The Autavia 2446C, from the second generation of Autavias, features a larger compression case than the earlier models and a redesigned rotating bezel. The 40mm case is thin for its size, and the downwardly-angled lugs hug the wrist, making it very easy to wear. A sharp-looking watch on its own, it's made even more distinctive with the addition of this unusual sub-register and a killer patina. 

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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 Solunagraph

Heuer Solunagraph

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Heuer Solunagraph

Why We Love it

We like chronographs here at analog/shift. As far as complications go, the versatile chrono can be applied to almost any purpose: war, motorsports, aviation, yachting. While it's not a rare complication by any means, it's the uncommon or even downright obscure applications that pique our interest. 

Take for example this "Solunagraph" or "Mareographe," manufactured by Heuer and then retailed by Orvis, an outfitter for fishing and hunting gear. Heuer first introduced the Mareographe in the 1950s and produced it until the 1970s. Along with the requisite 12 hour sub-register at 6 o'clock and a regatta timer at 3 o'clock, the Solunagraph has a tide indication, seen here at 9 o'clock, that is intended to tell fisherman when high and low tides will occur. This is determined by the position of the cross at the center of this sub-register, which is set to the correct time of high tide by the pusher at 9 o'clock. Once set, the sub-register then rotates on a disc that turns in concert with the moon's orbit. 

Many of these tide indicator chronographs were also retailed by Abercrombie & Fitch under the model name "Seafarer," or signed by Heuer and retailed under the model name "Mareographe." The Seafarers were the more common iteration of these chronographs, with many different case and dial configurations. More information can be found on them at that inexhaustible resource for all things Heuer, On the Dash.  

Whether signed Heuer, Abercrombie & Fitch, or Heuer, they all had Heuer cases and Valjoux manual-wound movements. Ours has a Heuer ref. 2446C case and a Valjoux 72 movement, that redoubtable motor that powered such venerable chronographs as the Rolex Pre-Daytona. The Autavia 2446C, from the second generation of Autavias, features a larger compression case than the earlier models and a redesigned rotating bezel. The 40mm case is thin for its size, and the downwardly-angled lugs hug the wrist, making it very easy to wear. A sharp-looking watch on its own, it's made even more distinctive with the addition of this unusual sub-register and a killer patina. 

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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