TAG Heuer Autavia Heritage Chronograph

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REF CBE2110.BA0687
Automatic
42 MM
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SKU AS08602
Article Number 40991360
ref CBE2110.BA0687
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed brown 'distressed' leather strap with 'HEUER' signed pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, price tag, stainless steel 'beads-of-rice' bracelet with signed fliplock clasp, and undated warranty card.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Luminous satin black 'reverse-panda' dial with applied faceted indices and recessed white subsidiary registers is in as-new condition with matching handset. "HEUER' signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.
REF CBE2110.BA0687
Automatic
42 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08602
Article Number 40991360
ref CBE2110.BA0687
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed brown 'distressed' leather strap with 'HEUER' signed pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, price tag, stainless steel 'beads-of-rice' bracelet with signed fliplock clasp, and undated warranty card.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Luminous satin black 'reverse-panda' dial with applied faceted indices and recessed white subsidiary registers is in as-new condition with matching handset. "HEUER' signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Why We Love it

It's no secret that the team at Analog:Shift is partial to all things motorsports and racing, and there are few brands with as strong a motorsports connection as Heuer.

The 1960s and 1970s were boom times for sporty wrist watches with color and a little flash, and Heuer was no slouch in their offerings - take the Autavia for example.

Introduced in 1962, the Autavia is one of many examples of Heuer's mastery os sporting chronographs — combining robust construction with a proven mechanical chronograph movement. Beloved by collectors, the Autavia name disappeared from the catalogue in 1986, with just a singe re-edition between then, and 2017 when the piece that we have hear debuted.

When TAG Heuer announced not only that it was going to reissue a classic chronograph design, but that collectors would also be able to choose it, we were all on board. And when we saw what came out of it, we couldn’t have been happier. The TAG Heuer Autavia reissue is, quite simply, everything we could want in a modern watch—one that’s clearly modeled on classic principles, but updates them to current tastes.

This piece, a Reference CBE2110.BA0687, comes in with a 42mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, a "HEUER" signed crown, barrel pushers, and a bidirectional rotating bezel with a handy black aluminum 12hr insert. Inside, it features a luminous satin black 'reverse-panda' dial with applied indices, a matching handset, a date at thte 6:00 position within the 6:00 subsidiary register, and TAG Heuer's automatic winding Heuer02 automatic winding movement with a black 'wheel' rotor — all visible via a sapphire exhibition caseback.

Fitted to a signed brown leather strap with a "HEUER" signed pin buckle, this piece is also accompanied by its steel 'beads-of-rice' bracelet and all its goodies.

This piece carries on the Autavia's long running reputation for legibility, functionality, and build quality, and and all from one of the most stories brands in the game.

We're massive fans of these here at Analog:Shift and are always happy to offer them up!

Brand Story

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In 1962, Jack Heuer inherited the company that his great-grandfather had founded in Saint-Imier nearly a century before.
He had already played a role in the design of some timepieces, starting with the Solunar in the late 1940s. But in 1962, the responsibility of running the company fell on his shoulders, and he found himself faced with the daunting task of safeguarding his ancestor’s legacy while at the same time forging his own. His chosen path? Moving into a line of technical instruments for use in sporting and transportation applications.
The Heuer name was not unknown in motor racing and aviation circles. Starting in 1911, when the sport of automobile racing was still in its infancy, the company produced dashboard clocks for cars, boats, and even airplanes. Jack Heuer, a longtime racing aficionado, saw an opportunity to revitalize — or at the very least, to reexamine — the company’s already-successful line of chronographs.
He had first tried his hand with the Autavia, which at the time of his succession was a stopwatch with a virtually illegible dial. In its place he launched the line of Autavia wrist chronographs, the first line of chronographs produced by Heuer to be named, rather than simply numbered. The Autavia was purpose-built for racers and pilots, and attracted the attention of Formula 1 racers and devotees such as Jochen Rindt and Steve McQueen.
In designing the Carrera in 1963, Jack Heuer created something that was entirely his, and is without question the chronograph that is most associated with the brand today. Heuer's obsession with legibility led to a dial design that was simpler to read than the Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Daytona (released the same year as the Carrera). What resulted was a chronograph with plain baton markers that gave only the most necessary bits of information — clean, uncluttered, undeniably attractive.
The brand grew to become a powerhouse in chronographs in particular, and the list of famous designs from the 1960s and 1970s can’t be counted on two hands. However, one innovation from 1969 deserves particular mention: the famed Caliber 11. This caliber (and its successors) was the result of a multinational race to build the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. It would go on to power the famed Monaco — made famous by actor Steve McQueen — as well as automatic versions of the Autavia, Carrera and more.
Falling on hard times in the wake of the Quartz Crisis, Heuer was ultimately purchased by Technique Avant Garde (TAG), and subsequently by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, who brought the brand into the modern age. Early TAG Heuer quartz divers from the 1980s have found newfound appreciation in collector’s circles, while the brand’s modern catalog is a mix of vintage-inspired reissues and unique collections, such as the Connected smartwatch line.

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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

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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.

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