Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 274

HEUER, CHRONOGRAPH, SMALL PUSHERS, TWO-TONE DIAL Heuer, Swiss, case No. 55493. Made circa 1949. Fine, extremely rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 5,625

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, inclined bezel, lapidated lugs. Two-tone copper with luminous arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute registers, outer tachometer scale and inner telemeter. Luminous baton hands. Rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, selfcompensating flat balance spring.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-8-11-01

Very good

Slightly scratched

Slightly worn

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed Heuer-Leonidas. DIAM. 34 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.