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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 641

HEUER/ORVIS SOLUNAGRAPH, ORIGINAL BOX/ WARRANTY

A fine and very rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tide indication.

Brand Heuer/Orvis

Model Solunagraph

Reference 2446 SF

Year Sold in October 1972

Calibre  721

Case No. 197961

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Dial, Case (with dedication) and Movement.

Accessories Original fitted box, instruction manual/ warranty leaflet

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 20,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

 While the most common of the tide watches made by Heuer were named the Solunar or the Seafarer and sold through the sporting goods stores in New York, ‘Abercrombie & Fitch’, the rarer version was called the Solunagraph and were sold through another sporting goods store, ‘Orvis’. Still in business today with about 80 stores through out the US, it was founded in Manchester, Vermont in 1856. Specialised in outdoor, fishing and hunting equipment, it made sense that they would offer this specialised chronograph to their clients. In excellent condition, with a near mint grey dial and combined with the original box and warranty, it is the first time we offer this complete example.