|This iconic all original 1969 Valjoux 72 Heuer is one of the cleanest early examples of a HEUER AUTAVIA 'GMT' ref. 2446C Compressor 3-register chronograph in fantastic never polished vintage condition! All original black matte dial has aged to a beautiful cream patina set against polished steel hands with luminous inserts, white second-hand flyback, lume baton markers have aged to a lovely cream-patina with red accents, white/red arrow GMT hand, 3 large crisp white sub-registers (60 sec - 30 min - 12 hr), 24 hr. bi-directional blue/red pepsi bezel in stunning condition with signed T Swiss at 6 o'clock. The "T" indicated there was tritium luminous material on the dial. Extremely rare first execution GMT dial from the swiss House of Heuer. Smooth running signed Heuer-Leonidas SA Valjoux 72 swiss 17-jewel unadjusted manual wind movement keeps perfect time with all chronograph functions working. Quad-signed (dial,crown,movt,caseback,buckle) 40.5mm (including Heuer signed crown) all stainless steel case with original fluted pushers, full thick chamfered lugs are crisp & sharp has never been polished with original factory edges on case and signed clearly between the lugs ref. 2446C - ser. 1456XX with original never polished snap-on case back with circles engraved at outer edge to indicate where case-opening tool is to be inserted & signed Heuer-Leonidas SA Swiss Stainless Steel in excellent vintage condition. Comes with new hi-grade signed deBeer EUROPA HandCrafted Sport Leather thick black w/white stitched band with original signed HEUER all stainless steel buckle!
The reference 2446C has soared in popularity as of late and finding nice examples is not easy.