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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 11, 2018

LOT 287

HEUER, REF. 3646, AUTAVIA

A fine and extremely rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Heuer

Model Autavia

Reference Ref. 3646

Year Circa 1962

Bracelet Leather with stainless steel Heuer buckle

Numbers Case N. 48864

Caliber 92

Dimensions 38 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 35,000 - 55,000

HKD 280,000 - 440,000 / USD 35,000 - 55,000

Sold: CHF 47,500


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

Of 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.