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Our best expert here in the US has stated definitively that this dial was used in the second execution case, so it is version "B" . . . no "ifs, ands or buts". He also stated that the usual Autavia hands were used, even though they may appear to be too long for this dial.
Thanks for these mock-ups; they are great . . . Version B will soon be added to OnTheDash and the Autavia Reference Table.
: Having read all the replies I am still confused. The serial number
: is 84608. As far as I was aware and please correct me if I am
: mistaken, this is in the same range as a 1st execution case
: & 2nd execution dial Autavia with dauphine hands. The bezel
: also conforms to that execution and so does the example shown by
: Amran. The only difference on this one are the hands which the
: owner states are original. This is entirely possible.
: I have therefore made a mock-up of this and one in the 2nd
: execution screw back Autavia case which I believe Paolo was
: referring to. I believe its Option A but happy to be corrected
: and told of the error of my ways. Two further points on this -
: my personal view is that it looks better as Option B and
: secondly, it seems to have some connection to Australia. I made
: the assumption that the example DC presented is in Oz, Amran is
: in Oz and I was offered a dial like this from a watchmaker in
: Oz. If all this is correct maybe it should be called the