In this world with many cool Heuer chronograph watches, this definitely is one of the coolest out there.
This is an early automatic Heuer watch, powered by the famous calibre 12. The vintage calibre 12 movement is known for it’s precision and it’s crown position, which is on the left-hand side instead of the traditional right. This watch was untraditional in one other way, it’s exciting looks.
The 1960s were mostly about precision, most Swiss watch designs were not too colourful but more practical instead. That changed in the early 1970s. Designs became more bold and exciting. Different colourways became available and funny details were added to make watches more unique. This is one of those watches were the designer got it absolutely right.
The dial has a glossy petrol blue colour which only becomes more beautiful when exposed to light. The sub-registers have a darker blue colour, giving the watch a nice contrast and putting more stress on the colour of the dial. The orange details give this watch a funky twist. You may think that all these colours and details combined make this watch a strange appearance, but it is actually the very opposite.
The tonneau-shaped case is in good condition with no big dents, it fits surprisingly elegant and slim on the wrist and wears very comfortable. The luminous tritium on watches of this age is often damaged or worn off, on this Heuer the tritium still looks good and is even undamaged in the hands. When seeing all these cool characteristics in such a good shape, you’ll realise this must be among one of the most exciting types of a very iconic watch.
The cognac leather strap pairs well with the orange details and blue dial, but straps are changeable upon request.
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