Flieger WWII

1940's era Heuer Flieger is a manual wind chronograph with two sub dials measuring minutes and seconds. Flieger watches were manufactured for the German Luftwaffe throughout World War II and it is rather difficult to find one in a good working condition. The history behind this watch is fascinating. It should be worn with a suit or during a special occasion because it might be a little fragile for everyday use. It is definitely a conversation starter.

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

Movement: Valjoux 22

Reference: 5408 AR
Case Material: Steel  
Case Size: 33 mm 

Auctionata Notes

Year: 1940

Name: Heuer Flieger/Luftwaffe Chronograph

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