Heuer Autavia*** 2446 C*** 1968
Heuer Vintage AUTAVIA 2446C Chronograph Panda Dial, Valjoux 72, 1968
Serial # 109XXX
Circa: 1968

DESCRIPTION: Vintage Heuer Autavia chronograph Black bezel, panda dial, Circa 1968

MOVEMENT: Heuer signed Valjoux 72, Manual-wound mechanical column wheel chronograph movement, 17 jewels

DIAL: Excellent condition black Dial with Heuer logo, luminous indexes, white subdials. Silver hours/minutes and chrono hands.

CASE: 40mm, stainless steel, snap-back, Heuer crown, round pushers, crystal in acrylic

BRACELET: Not specified

MANUFACTURER: Heuer-Leonidas S.A. Biel, Switzerland

Heuer introduced the Autavia wristwatch collection in 1962 and was produced until to 1986. The dashboard timers with the same name were produced from 1933 to 1958. The name "Autavia" is derived from the words Automobile and Aviation. This name was indicative of the purpose these chronographs were intended for. The Autavia 2446 manual chronograph was introduced in the late 60’s and several variations were made with differences in cases, dials, pushers and hands.
This particular 2446C was launched in 1968 with the slightly larger 40mm, instead of 38.8mm, compressor case that is a snap back instead of the screw-back case. It was still fitted with the reliable workhorse 3-counter Valjoux 72 column wheel chronograph movement.