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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 38

HEUER, AUTAVIA, REF. 3646, 1ST EXECUTION DIAL A very fine and rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Heuer

Model Autavia

Reference Ref. 3646

Year Circa 1962

Numbers Case N. 48'872

Caliber 92

Dimensions 38 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Original pushers (missing end caps)

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

HKD 320,000 - 480,000 / USD 40,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 43,750


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

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

Among the early Heuer chronographs, the first generation 3646 are among the most coveted. Featuring large registers, one characteristic being the 30 minute chronograph counter powered by a Valjoux 92, and a very distinctive dial layout, it is unsurprising the watch has become iconic. The current unknown market example has remained in excellent original condition, with original lume on the hands and indexes, original bezel and clear writing on the caseback indicating little polish. The original pushers are supplied as the end caps had worn out and the crown was changed during its life. A fantastic example of the reference 3646.