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Heuer Autavia Pepsi GMT Ref. 1163

$14,000

Pre-owned, Heuer 42mm Autavia GMT, Black Dial, Rubber Strap, ref. 1163

This Autavia GMT is in overall excellent condition and comes with an updated black rubber strap. The original sunburst finish on the case is clearly visible.  There are light scratches and a few light nicks on the case edges, which are typical for a previously worn watch.  The sharp edges suggest a watch that was cared for by its owner and the case is likely unpolished.  The dial is in overall great condition with some dark patina around the edges of the white sub-dials when viewed under magnification.  Lume on the hands and dial have aged beautifully.  Typical of this reference, the lume on the hour markers shows a pale green with some yellowing while the lume on the hands is a crème color, with some darkening at the edges of the hour markers.  The bezel is in overall excellent condition, with some wear and vibrant red and blue.

This Autavia GMT is the Mark 3 variation that was introduced in 1972.   Heuer GMT Mark 3 series include hour and minute hands with red borders, a red chronograph hand, red stripes in the minutes register, and a yellow GMT hand with a rectangular tip filled with lume.  With an all correct watch head, including the pushers and the signed crown, this is an extremely attractive watch.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Rubber/Silicone

Box and Papers

No Box/Papers

Band Type

Strap

Brand

Heuer

Caliber

14

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

42mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Tang

Complication

Date, Chronograph, GMT/World Time

Crystal Material

Hesalite

Dial Color

Black

Case Finish

Brushed, Polished

Movement

Automatic

Item ID0004301
Model #1163
Model NameAutavia GMT
Year Producedca. 1972
Serial NumberXXX956

Description

Heuer was formed in 1860 by Edouard Heuer.  From its roots, Heuer has been affiliated with the chronograph watch and automobile racing.  For some watchmakers, the chronograph was either ignored or offered as one model among many, whereas for Heuer, the chronograph took a primary position.  Heuer produced his first chronograph in 1882, then five years later patented an oscillating pin, which simplified the workings of the time keeping with the stopwatch functions of the watch; it is still in use today by many watchmakers.  Heuer went on to develop the first stopwatch accurate to 1/100 of a second and split-second timers that allowed a person to time multiple events.  In 1933, Heuer introduced chronographs for the dashboards of automobiles and airplanes, dubbed the Autavia for a combination of “AUto” and “AVIAtion”.  There were one pusher chronographs, two pusher chronographs, two and three sub-register chronographs, and three-register chronographs with day, date and month.