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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 166

HEUER - SOLUNAR, RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Heuer, Swiss, retailed by Abercrombie & Fitch Co., No. 87304, Ref. 2447, made circa 1960. Fine, center-seconds, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with tide-indicator.

Two-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, inclined bezel, lapidated lugs. Silver with luminous arabic indexes, auxiliary sunk blue/orange dial for the tide indication. Luminous hands. Valjoux , Cal. 90.1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self compensating flat balance spring.

CHF 2,500 - 4,500

HKD 21,000 - 37,000 / USD 2,900 - 5,100

Sold: CHF 6,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed Abercrombie & Fitch Co. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Also found with the Heuer signature dial, these models were ordered to be exclusively sold through the famous Abercrombie & Fitch retailer, specialized in outdoor gear. Specifically designed for hunters, fishermen or sailors, it now allows for collectors to have one of the most unusual complications seen on a watch combined with a beautiful combination of colors. It is the first example of a Solunar to be offered at auction.