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For sale an iconic Heuer Montreal ref. 110.503N chronograph from the 1970s. This iconic Cal. 12 chronograph is in all original condition, retaining factory finish on the case and signed bracelet. The movement has been serviced and the watch comes with 12 months warranty.
Please read the condition report carefully and refer to the high resolution pictures to help you assess the overall condition of the watch.
MODEL / REFERENCE: Heuer Montreal ref. 110.503N.
DIAL+HANDS: The dial is immaculately preserved and still retains strong colors throughout its matte black layout with aged white subdials. Despite the mass of color, the reverse Panda scheme still manages a cool balance that we love, following a traditional bi-compax display and a date window positioned at 6 o'clock. With a chronograph minutes register at 3 o'clock with orange stripes, and an hours totalizer at 9 o'clock. There is no constant running seconds register on the watch, so if the chronograph is not running, there is no motion on the dial.
The rehaut combines both a Tachymeter and Pulsometer scales. They're legible and in very good condition along with the white chapter ring.
The printing is still perfectly preserved and the applied baton indexes are dissected with intact Tritium stripes that have aged beautifully, developing a warm patina. There's a missing Tritium Dot at the 3 o'clock position.
The original hour and minute hands are in mint condition and have a beautiful red contour and tritium inlays. The central seconds hand is red too, contrasting beautifully with the black dial hence the ease of legibility. The lume has developed a matching patina to the hour indexes and, when activated under UV light, the Tritium glows then fades off.
CRYSTAL: The watch has been fitted with a brand new plexiglass crystal.
MOVEMENT: This cam switched cal. 12 is the first micro rotor chronograph movement ever produced. The movement has been serviced and runs flawlessly. The chronograph starts, stops and resets perfectly.
CASE: The stainless steel case is what makes the Montreal stand out. With a lug to lug measurement of 48mm and a massive 42mm diameter. The case is a similar shape and finish to other watches of the era, such as the popular Mark II Speedmaster. Simply put, the design screams the 1970s vibe.
Add to that, the unpolished case retains its original finish, which is a combination of a star-burst, brushed stainless steel top part of the case and polished surfaces along the side of the case. The polished ring around the outside of the crystal adds a striking contrast with the brushed steel surfaces.
CASEBACK: The 6 notches stainless-steel caseback screws in tightly. It is in excellent condition and retains its original brushed finish with an outer polished sloped rim. Some minor surface scratches can be seen at the center. The inside is signed with the “Heuer-Leonidas SA” stamp.
CROWN + PUSHERS: As a signature feature of the movement, the Heuer signed crown is situated on the left side of the watch and operates as intended. The fluted pump chronograph pushers are correct to this reference and can be found on the right side. They operate the chronograph functions crisply.
BRACELET: Another highlight of this watch is the original “Peaked” link bracelet in full length.
ACCESSORIES: Saffiano Leather watch roll.
WARRANTY: We guarantee the authenticity of the watch. We also provide 12 months guarantee for the correct function of this timepiece. All guarantees are subject to the General Terms and Conditions.
The price is 4,860 CHF Plus Shipping (Swiss Franc) or best reasonable offer plus shipping at actual cost. Low ball offers will be politely ignored.
Watch and I are in Switzerland.
Feel free to ask questions, I will be glad to answer.
Please feel free to ask questions, we will be glad to answer.