HEUER, AUTAVIA, aka « WHITE ORANGE BOY », Ref. 11630
ICONEEK price: SOLD
Iconeek is proud to introduce here a nice and attractive water-resistant stainless steel automatic chronograph left-handed wristwatch with date by Heuer: The Autavia, Ref. 11630.
The model has a three-body construction: a large robust polished and brushed stainless steel tonneau-shaped case with round chronograph pushers, a bi-directionnal rotating bezel bearing a black tachymeter scale graduated to 400 units per hour, a screwed case back. The inside back is engraved « Heuer-Leonidas SA, Swiss, Stainless Steel ». Inside is ticking a caliber 12, with gilt finish, blued steel screws, 17 jewels, monometallic balance with flat self-compensating balance spring, shock absorbers. Dial, case and movement are signed. Under the mineral glass, a superb two tone, brushed silvered dial with two subsidiary guilloche black dials for the 12-hour register at 9 and the 30-minute register at 3, an aperture for the date at 6, an outer minute/second division, with 5-minute orange index, applied luminous steel Baton indexes, luminous orange hands.
Produced in the mid 1970s, the present watch is part of the second series of the exceedingly rare "White Orange Boy” Autavia.
The model is featuring longer indexes painted lengthwise. Compared to the “Jo Siffert” Autavia counterparts, the “White Orange Boy” further has signal orange accents rather than blue accents. The model is also set with a slightly warmer white base than found on the Jo Siffert. The model is actually sought-after by collectors because of its duality: a modern dial look with orange renders, and a vintage style case.
A nice 1970s chronograph !
Condition: 8.5/10, in very good overall condition for its age.
Model: Autavia « White Orange Boy »
Year: circa 1974-1975
Movement no. : -
Case no.: 300775
Material: stainless steel
Dial: two-tone, silvered with black guilloche registers, orange hands
Movement: caliber 12, mechanical, 17 jewels, monometallic balance, flat balance spring
Bracelet: leather strap
Functions: date, chronograph, self-winding
Dimensions: 42 x 47 mm. thickness 14.90 mm.
Water-resistant: Yes, at the time
Ref. ICO: 99-18-125