Jack Heuer was unceremoniously dumped from the firm named after his family after the firm was taken over by Piaget/Lemania in 1982. This Autavia unpolished all original 11063 GMT was one of the first watches made by the firm after Mr Heuer had left.
The new case was chunkier as were both the bezel and the bracelet. According to Heuerworld; “The new dial design features applied metal hour markers and dark grey registers on a black background. The GMT hand is olive green and it was powered by the Calibre 14 automatic movement. Very few of these watches are known to exist and they really were the last of the Heuer badge watches to come out of Le Chaux de Fonds.
Unpolished three piece stainless steel case with rotating blue/red rotating bezel, tonneau lugs & screwed case back. Original milled buttons at 2 and 4 for chronograph start/stop/reset and signed winding crown at 9.
Dial is matt black with luminous indices at the extremity of the applied polished steel baton hour markers, outer fifths of a second indices. With matt grey subsidiary dials for the 12 hour and 30-minute register and date aperture at 6. White painted baton hands with thick luminous inserts. Olive grey 24 hour hand with rectangular luminous insert near the tip. Slim red central seconds hand with similar luminous insert near tip.
Movement is Heuer Leonidas Cal. 14, which is the regular Calibre 12 with the addition of a 24 hour hand, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, screw regulator, incabloc shock protection.
Dial & movement are both 95% whilst the case is 90%.
The watch is 43mm diameter, 51.5mm lug to lug; it is 13mm high and takes a 22 mm strap and the original signed Heuer chunky bracelet is still fitted (two spare links are included)
£8,500.00 ($10,400.00 US)