Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 327

HEUER CHRONOGRAPH RACING PRE-SERIES STEEL Heuer/Leonidas. Made in 1971. Fine and rare, water resistant stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph and register.

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

HKD 8,000 - 16,000 / USD 1,000 - 2,000

Sold: CHF 3,750

Two-body, polished, flat bezel, hooded lugs, screwed- down case back. Blue, inner 1/5th seconds track, outer tachometer scale, subsidiary dials for the seconds, and the 30-minute register. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 7734, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 38 x 41 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. These models did not feature a name on the dial as they were pre-series models and were sold before the launch of the definitive models to test the market. Featuring a 1000-base tachometer, usually used for aeronautical purposes, these examples were made in small numbers and rarely appear at auction