1969 Heuer Autavia 2446C MK1 “Fab. Suisse”

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An exceptional watch.

This Heuer Autavia 2446C (three registers, compressor snap-on case), also holding the reference 2446T, for its rare tachymeter bezel, all original and in superb condition, features an incredibly rare “Fab. Suisse” dial. This mention on dials was used in the 60s for watches sold on the French market, in order to abide by local regulations back then.

The French market was small for Heuer at this time, making the “Fab. Suisse” Heuer chronographs very scarce and coveted. This example, in great condition, was purchased in Monaco in 1969 by the father of the last owner, and kept for years in a drawer. A real barn find.


Details

BrandHeuer
ModelAutavia 
Reference2446C / 2446T
YearCirca 1969
Case materielStainless steel
MovementManual, Valjoux 72
Diameter41mm

 

Condition

Overall condition is excellent and the watch is fully original, excluding new gaskets. Dial is in superb condition, retaining its original tritium, showing a nice vanilla patina, matching with the hands. Case and bezel have light wear, yet still crisp. Valjoux 72 movement was fully serviced, as always at Sabiwatches. Original crown and rare pushers are in excellent condition. The watch comes on a matte black barenia racing strap by Atelier Romane.