Heuer, Movement No. 750160, Case No. 49573, 36 mm, circa 1940
A rare vintage wristwatch - new old stock - with chronograph, 30 min. and 12h counter, blue tachy scale and oval chronograph pushers Case: steel, push back. Dial: silvered. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, monometallic screw balance.
A charmingly aged chronograph with original dial and oval chronograph pushers – the dial has never been restored and is in marvellous condition.
When it comes to timekeeping, Heuer is still a major player today. The company was founded around 1860 and in 1864 traded as "Heuer & Lambelet". Heuer was the first manufacturer in Switzerland to mass-produce chronographs; in the early to mid 20th century the product range included chronographs, sports watches, equipment for cars and aeroplanes and other timekeeping instruments. After the death of director J. Alfred Juergensen, the company Jules Juergensen was lead by David Golay for some time; in 1925, however, Golay sold it to Heuer, who established a Juergensen museum in Biel. In 1936 Heuer sold "Jules Juergensen" to a company in New York.
Estimate 5,500 - 7,500 €
Price Realised 6,200 €
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