Heuer Autavia

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Heuer Autavia
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Heuer Autavia is a wristwatch by Heuer.

The classic Heuer Autavia

Already in 1933 a stopwatch by Heuer (today: TAG Heuer) was bearing the name "Autavia". 1962 an identically wrist chronograph was presented, inside which a Valjoux manual winding movement was ticking. These models can also be recognized by the V-shaped, symmetrical arrangement of the three totalisers (Tricompax).

From 1969 the watch was equipped with the newly developed automatic chronograph caliber Chronomatic with microrotor. Its typical construction mark is the left sided crown, located at 9 h.

Reference:

Valjoux calibres:
2446, Valjoux 72
3646, Valjoux 92
7763, Valjoux 7730
7863, Valjoux 7732
73363, Valjoux 7733
Calibre 11, 12, 14, 15:
1163, 1163 V, 1163MH, 1163T Jo Siffert
1563, 1563 MH
11630
15630
113.603, military version, completely black, PVD coating
CY5140, red gold, 70th Anniversary Edition, limited to 150 pieces

Movement:

Manual winding chronograph movement calibre Valjoux 72, 18,000 A/h
Valjoux 92, Valjoux 7730, Valjoux 7732, Valjoux 7733
Since approx. 1968: Self-winding chronograph movement calibre Heuer 11 (Chronomatic), 19.800 A/h
Later: Calibre Heuer 12 to Heuer 15, 21,600 A/h
Incabloc shock protection
17 jewels
Power reserve 45 h

Case:

Stainless steel
Ø 38 mm, later: Ø 41 mm, H approx. 13 mm
Acrylic glass, some models with mineral glass
Turning bezel with tachymeter scale, variants also with fixed bezel
Screw-in back
Water resistant, some models waterproof up to 20 atm

Dial:

Black or white
Three white (or black) totalisers
Indices and hands with luminous material

Functions:

Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 h, date
Chrono function with 60-seconds, 30-minutes, 12-hours counter
Tachymeter
Variants: with GMT function

Bracelet:

Leather strap with tang-type buckle or stainless steel bracelet

Price:

According to state and model approx. 2,000 €, special models also up to 6,000 €
TAG Heuer Autavia 2003
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The re-edition of 2003

In 2003 TAG Heuer launched a modern re-edition of the Autavia, driven by a modified caliber ETA 2892 with chrono module by Dubois Dépraz.

Reference:

CY2111.ba0775, stainless steel
CY5140, red gold, 70th Anniversary Edition, limited to 150 pieces

Movement:

Self-winding chronograph movement Tag Heuer Caliber 11 (base ETA 2892 with Chrono-Modul 2022 by Dubois Dépraz), 28,800 A/h
Shock protection
55 jewels

Case:

Stainless steel
Ø 42 mm, H 14 mm
Sapphire crystal
Fixed bezel with tachymeter scale
Screw-in back
Waterproof to 5 atm

Dial:

Different dial colors
Indices and hands with luminous material

Functions:

Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 h, date
Chrono function with 60-seconds and 30-minutes counter
Tachymeter

Bracelet:

Steel bracelet with folding clasp or leather strap

Price:

3.100,- €, with leather strap: 2.800,- € (in 2005)

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