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Up for sale is this immaculate compression cased 7763. It has an almost perfect dial with original lume, the case is unpolished and sharp as a razor and for me, most important of all it has the original hour bezel which is so much nicer and rarer than the MH or tachy bezel. I hope you enjoy it. The asking price is £12,500.
Model: Autavia 7763H
Date: Circa 1969
Serial No.: 111XXX
Case: Steel compression case with unpolished finish, straight squared-off lugs, early plain chronograph pushers, original winder with Heuer logo, serial number stamped between the lugs beneath 6. The back cover engraved HEUER AUTAVIA and engraved on the inside with the correct Heuer-Leonidas SA stamp. Exceptional condition enamelled Hour bezel
Dial: Reverse panda black dial signed Autavia Heuer T Swiss with ribbed and facetted hour markers with the original lume dot plots, two sub dials the 30-minute chronograph recording and seconds
Hands: All original early hands, steel baton hour and minute hands with original lume, original finish for the chronograph and sub hands.
Movement: Calibre 7730 movement stamped Heuer Leonidas SA Swiss on the curved bridge.
Strap: Together with a brown Bulang & Son strap and Heuer-style buckle
Info: The Autavia Compression wristwatch was originally introduced as early as 1968; they had a very brief production period of just three to four years. Only four compression models were made; the 2446C, 2446C GMT, 7763C – the present example – and the 7863C Dato
The 7763 was made with the tachy and minute-hour bezel, but neither of these are rare or indeed as beautiful as those examples that sport the Hour bezel as on the present watch for sale. The other points to make about this particular watch is that the dial is in beautiful condition with no unsightly scratches and it retains about 95% of its original lume, lastly the case is in truly lovely condition.
This is without doubt one of the finest examples of the 7763 compression Heuer you are ever likely to find.