About this watch

Please let me clear there are two recognised executions of the 2446C Autavia the mk1 having the black dial with applied steel markers and polished steel hands, a white chronograph second hand and a case topped by a bezel with much smaller teeth. The later Mk2 has the case with larger teeth on the bezel, the black dial is now seen with the addition of red accents at the hour markers and the steel markers now have the addition of black inserts, the hour and minute hands now also have black insert, and the chronograph hand is now red.

The Autavia 2446 C was only in production from 1968 through to 1971 which is a remarkably short production run although Heuer like many other manufacturers experimented with various configurations during that time.

The example I am delighted to bring to you today has been the topic of much discussion not only due to its outstanding condition but also as it represents a transition between the characteristics of the Mk1 and Mk2 as you can see the main features of the MK2 are clear being the much more pronounced bezel with larger teeth and later pushers  along with the full mk2 hand set with signature red chronograph hand however in this case they are shown with the Mk1 dial .to give an indication of how hard to find this configuration is I have only had one other brought to my attention and the condition of that was “well used”.

As I mentioned previously the condition of the watch is superb showing only the slightest signs of ever being worn and the 40mm stainless steel case remains completely unpolished. I am delighted that the watch has even survived with its original box correctly stamped Ref.2446MH indicating the correct minutes and hours bezel insert.

Manual wind Valjoux 72 movement runs perfectly and is fully guaranteed for 12 months.

The watch comes fitted to a simple black leather strap with later Heuer buckle

This piece is in stock and ready for worldwide shipping.

Our stock number 7250

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