MAKE: HEUER AUTAVIA
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: CORFAM
MOVEMENT: MANUAL WIND
Heuer first applied the name Autavia (a portmanteau of Automotive and Aviation) back in the 30s when they produced dash clocks for racing cars and aircrafts, signifying its intended use in both automobiles and airplanes - this golden era of Motorsport and Racing is the period of time where the name Autavia is perhaps most associated with.
The Heuer Autavia GMT combines Heuer’s mastery of the Racing Chronograph with a GMT function.
The 2446c 2nd execution GMT is in stunning condition; the dial is clean, and all the tritium markers are still intact and have aged beautifully. The bezel has turned a bright aquamarine blue and a pinky-red. The pushers are the fluted type, that came after the initial rounded version and the case back being the compressor style snap back.
The Valjoux 72 not only looks incredible but works superbly and is keeping time well. For us the 2446c is one of my favourite from the brand, seldom seen in the wild, it has a place in any watch collection and holds its own against much more expensive pieces.