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Bernard, u are always ahead when it comes to selling the Heuer Autavia!
Impeccable condition :)
: I am selling another stunning Heuer Autavia 1163, Mark3, also
: called the "Derek Bell".
: The watch has all the original parts.
: Please note that the model number between the lugs is
: "1163" and not "1163V" since this is not a
: Viceroy but an early Autavia 1163.
: You will see that the watch has the steel polished hour markers,
: polished steel hands with black inserts and the hour recorder
: has the numbers 3,6,9, and 12 indicating an early dial
: You can read more on the different Autavia 1163 black dials here:
: And here:
: Automatic screw-back case with the brushed finish on top and the
: polished sides in absolute mint condition.
: This is an Abel Court watch I bought from him exactly one
: year ago. He did a case refurbishment on this watch, so it's
: perfect as the pictures show very well.
: Both serial and model number ( 1163 ) are clearly visible between
: the lugs.
: The dial is really nice, subdials in great condition and still
: pretty white.
: Correct hands for this model. Dial and hands have been relumed by
: Abel in a super nice creamy colour.
: The red accents are still very bright.
: Original MH bezel that is very good condition. It has some minor
: scratches that show very well in my pictures but that are hardly
: visible in real.
: Original plexi glass, crown and pushers. All in excellent
: Mechanically this watch is in absolute perfect condition.
: Completely serviced by Abel Court. So no worries for many many
: Pushers super clean and making that crisp sound when starting,
: stopping and resetting the chrono. Chrono hand resets perfectly
: at 12 o'clock.
: The watch is powered by the legendary Calibre 11 automatic
: movement and is signed on the bridge.
: Model: Heuer Autavia 1163, Mark3
: Serial number: 143xxx ( correct serial for this model )
: Movement: Heuer caliber 11
: I am aware of the fact that this early Autavia 1163MH is still
: flying under the radar. Many collectors still don't understand
: the fact that this watch is much rarer
: than the 1163 "Viceroy". Much less were produced and in
: fact it's a completely different watch. Different movement,
: different hands, different hour recorder, much lower serial
: number, different ref. engraving, etc...
: So despite all that I am taking into account it's less popular than
: the Siffert white dial version when pricing this fabulous watch.
: Though I really believe this reference holds a lot of upwards
: potential for the future.
: Option 1: watch "head only": 4700 euro ( including
: insured shipping )
: Option 2: watch with brown rally strap from the pics: 4750 euro
: ( including insured shipping )
: Option 3: watch with an original NOS black corfam: 5.050
: euros ( including insured shipping )
: ( I am giving a full refund in case of any problem or should the
: watch no be as described )
: Kind regards,
: Bernard De Vos