Autavia 1163 (1975)

The world of vintage watches has seen a substantial increase in demand for Heuer chronographs. The heavy hitter amongst them has been the Autavia (references dating from the 1960's to 1980's). The name Autavia stems from a combination of Automobile and Aviation. The chronograph was intended to be useful to airplane pilots and race car drivers. Heuer's Autavia is truly a magnificent and historical timepiece. Some of the most famous Autavia fans are Steve McQueen, Mick Jagger, Jerry Seinfeld, and Clay Regazzoni. The chronograph is powered by a caliber 12 automatic movement, which offers 30-minute and 12-hour registers with a date function at 6 o'clock. 

About the Brand

Edouard Heuer founded The Heuer Watch Company in 1860 in St. Imier, Switzerland. From the beginning Heuer's timepieces were accurate and dependable, which made the brand a household name amongst various sports, especially motorsports. In 1911 Heuer introduced the first automobile dashboard chronograph called the "Time of Trip." This timepiece revolutionized the world of automotive racing because it enabled the pilots and co-pilots to keep track of their lap times. In 1914 they changed the sports world once again with the introduction of the first wrist worn chronograph. These technological advancements heightened Heurer's reputation as premier watchmakers and in 1924 they became the official timekeeper of the Olympic games. Heuer is one of the most influential timepiece manufacturers in the world.

Technical Specs

Heuer Autavia 1163

Year: 1975

Movement: Caliber 12 Automatic

Case Size: 42 mm

Case Material: Steel

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