Heuer Autavia...holy hotness!

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Post by andrema on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 10:21 pm

While poking around the internet, I ran across a pretty cool article about the Heuer Autavia, the first automatic chronograph. Here is the intro to the article for some perspective:

On march 3 1969, the first automatic chronograph movement was introduced. This movement, called Chronomatic, was developed by a joint venture of Heuer, Breitling, Buren and Dubois-Depraz. The Chronomatic was used by Heuer, Breitling and Buren under the name of caliber 11.



Cover of Swiss Watch and Juwelry Journal


HEUER AUTAVIA 1163





HEUER AUTAVIA 11063 GMT - From the 80's




HEUER REGATTA 136.601 BLACK




Pictures from heuarautavia.com


Here is the link to the article as well as another site purely dedicated to the Heuer Autavia --->>>> http://www.monochrome.nl/the-first-automatic-chronograph-movement/
http://www.heuerautavia.com/00000099190794c03/000000991907baa19/index.html
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Post by cali kid on Sat 08 Jan 2011, 12:42 am

Sweet piece and i think they shared the movement or made it together with Breitling! Think the year was 69 and Seiko was building automatic chrongraphs at the same time! Guess it would help if i read the post instead of looking at the pictures but i was pretty damn close so a few things have stuck in this brain of mine!
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Post by jimyritz on Sat 08 Jan 2011, 11:19 am

That Heuer GMT is a beauty...Looks like Tag is returning to the earlier Heuer look with the introduction of the cal 1887 models..although the movement is different...That is a whole other can of worms..

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Post by docrwm on Sat 08 Jan 2011, 11:40 am

Just wish Seiko would do the same with their auto chrono lineup!

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Post by bodypeersur on Sat 08 Jan 2011, 7:07 pm

Doesn't Tom aka Pacifichrono own one of the Autavias?
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Post by docrwm on Sat 08 Jan 2011, 7:13 pm

bodypeersur wrote:Doesn't Tom aka Pacifichrono own one of the Autavias?

At least one, and his are always pristine.

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Post by bodypeersur on Sat 08 Jan 2011, 8:24 pm

Yes they are. He has some fantastic watches in his collection.
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Post by andrema on Sat 08 Jan 2011, 8:26 pm

bodypeersur wrote:Doesn't Tom aka Pacifichrono own one of the Autavias?
Yes, I believe that it is the 1163 with black dial.
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