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i just released something very special on my site www.rarebirds.de a few minutes ago,
and don´t want to miss to post it also here on chronotrader where a watch like this belongs to, and where they have once been changed under their owners at 4 or 5k.
For sure these times have past for a while and today you could also buy a Rolex Paul Newman instead of a 1.exec Autavia and choose under 50 examples on the free market.
But honestly, what a boring thing for Heuer collectors ;)
So here is a once in a lifetime chance to get one of the best and most honest real 1.execution Autavias,
and it will be for sure the only one on the worldmarket.
This is not an auction or a "waiting for highest bid"-race. The watch has a fixed price and will be sold to the first collector who is willing to pay it.
This is happening in agreement with the original owner and he is more than right with that if you ask me.
So here are some photos and the description i also used on my website.
Enjoy the show dear aficiondaos! ;)
description from rarebirds.de:
Here it is: the ultimate vintagewatch collectors grail. The very first execution of the Heuer Autavia 2446, the „Big Subs“ with fulllume-hands. Only 6-8 pieces are known so far. Anyone who will be interested in this watch is an expert on it anyways, so a description could easily be replaced by these highresolution images (more on request).
The most important facts are, this watch is absolutely authentic in every single part, has an unpolished case, fully authentic radiumlume on dial, hands and triangle with outstanding ambercoloured patina. Just like it came out of the factory. Not even watchmaker-signs can be found engraved in the caseback.
It has never been offered for sale on the open market and is yet not listed in important registries like the one from OnTheDash.com . What you will find in this registry is even more astounding. The serial of this watch (492xx) is only four numbers away from the personal watch of Jeff Stein, the movement-serial is even only one number away. So this means that we have a high chance to have found two watches that may have been produced on the same day by the same watchmaker. And what I love most on that fact is, that the patina on diallume, hands and even the tropical brown-fadet bezel are absolutely comparable to each other. That is pure magic for every true vintagewatch-connaisseur.
The allover condition of this piece is absolutely awesome and stands for it´s own in comparision to other 1.execution examples that have been on the market in the past years. The pricedevelopment of this refference has been breathtaking if you look back some years, but most experts look more into the future and don´t expect this development has allready reached it´s peak yet.
The Autavia will be shipped worldwide, as usual with insurance on full salesamount. This watch has a fixed price and the sale won´t work like an auction, which means first come first serve.
Please drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire the price!