Heuer Autavia 2446C GMT

Iconic watch - Perfect condition - Stunning "Pepsi" bezel

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Description
A chronograph and a GMT complication combined in a watch, that looks incredibly sporty and not only tells time, but history - that is the Heuer Autavia GMT. All this comes in a sizable 40mm compressor case, with a "Pepsi" bezel to read the second time zone. The first Heuer Autavia Chronograph was introduced in 1962. The colorful GMT version of the Autavia was released in 1968. The name "Autavia" is a combination of two words: "Automotive“ and "Aviation“. The name was commonly used to dashboard clocks instrumentation in automobiles and aircrafts. The name is now best known for professional racing chronographs form Heuer.

The overall condition of this Heuer Autavia GMT 2446C Mark 3 is excellent. The stainless steel compressor case is in perfect vintage condition. The bezel is in outstanding condition with slight scratches at 6 o’clock. The pepsi colors of this particular Autavia 2446C GMT bezel are truly amazing. The red and blue colors are eye-popping, especially under sunlight and leave the observer completely speechless while looking at the watch. The beautiful reverse panda dial is in mint condition. The 100% original lume is still present in the hands and markers and shines beautifully under UV light. Some lume is missing in the hour hand. The three subdials are in top condition with slight black traces on the right subdial. The watch is powered by the mechanical manual winding movement Calibre Valjoux 724. It's rhodium plated and constructed with 17 jewels with an Incabloc shock absorber device that is perfectly suitable for motorsport activities.

The Heuer Autavia 2446C is made for everyone who loves motorsports. Wearing this watch on the race track is pure satisfaction. These rare Autavia GMTs especially in this excellent condition are very sought after by Heuer collectors and enthusiasts.

Classification by Watchpool Condition System

Vintage (1940 - 1980) - 8 - worn regularly - unpolished or light polished

Features

Manufacturer: Heuer

Model: Autavia

Reference: 2446C

Functions: chronograph - small second - luminous hand - rotating bezel

Intricacies: GMT / dual timezone

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black

Dial Description: baton markers

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 40mm

Height: 14mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 724

Movement type: manual wind movement

Year of Manufacture: 1969

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