Heuer Autavia 1163 White Orange Boy

€16.900,00
Brand: Heuer
Model: Autavia White Orange Boy
Reference: 1163
Gender: male/uni-sex
Year: 1970s
Material: stainless steel
Dial Color: Creme white
Dimensions: 42mm 47 lug to lug
Watch Movement: automatic
Bracelet/Strap: strap
Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch
Condition: Excellent

Heuer Autavia 1163 White Orange Boy

This Heuer Autavia reference 1163 with a really rare white dial with tropical brown turning sub dials is one of the rarest Heuer Autavias out there.

There are a lot of nice nicknames for some of the variations of this reference. The Siffert with the blue accents, the Orange Boy with the black dial, the Viceroy, named after the cigarette company and the Derek Bell with ridged hour markers. Among these the White Orange Boy is one of the rarest.

 

Some history

In 1969 Heuer, Breitling and Hamilton were the first to bring the automatic chronograph to the market. These were the Chronomatic watches with the Caliber 11. Because of the rush to be first to market with Heuers partners this groundbreaking movement needed some improvements shortly after release and in 1970 the calibre 11i was released fine tuning the movement.

The calibre 12 movement improved further on the 11i and was introduced during the 1133 Monacos and 1163 Autavia ‘s lifecycle in 1971. The main improvements were strengthening of some key parts and a faster beat rate from 19800 VPH to 21600 VPH.

This particular 1163 reference  was produced in 1971. The case number is 2436**.

Besides the lovely dial this watch has a really great case. The hands have the great orange Viceroy style, which is the preferred style over the later second style hands

Watch comes on a original tropic strap. Thereby you can pick a free WRIST ICONS leather strap of choice.

This particular Heuer Autavia White Orange Boy has just undergone a full service. T

As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase.

 

  • Brand: Heuer
  • Model: Autavia
  • Reference: 1163
  • Year: 1971
  • caliber: 12
  • Case No: 2436*****  caseback signed Heuer-Leonidas SA SWISS STAINLESS STEEL
  • Case: It has a stainless steel case with screw down case back
  • Dimensions: 42 mm diameter;
  • Crystal: Plexiglass
  • Dial: This reference has a white cream dial with a painted logo and the Autavia Automatic Chronograph text on it. Further it has applied hour indices and a date window at six. The sub dial have a nice tropical brown patina. The hour and minute  hands are the Viceroy styled ones with orange details s. The sub dial hands are stick shaped and white. The chrono hands are square and spear shaped. Over all they match the dial really well.
  • Bracelet/Strap: rubber tropic bracelet
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Box/Papers: none
  • Further: everything is cleaned before sending the items. 

 

 

 

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