Heuer Autavia ref. 1163MH 'Pre-Viceroy' Automatic Chronograph


Brand: Heuer

Model: Autavia ref. 1163 "Pre-Viceroy" Chronograph; serial number 223XXX

Case: Stainless steel case is 42mm excl. the original pushers and "Heuer" signed crown

Strap: 20mm hand-made distressed Italian leather strap by JPM w/ stainless steel buckle

Movement: Heuer cal. 11-I automatic chronograph (17-jewels); serviced by Chronodeco in 2013 and running strong with all chronograph functions operating smoothly as designed

Features: Crisp original dial and perfect original handset; 12-hour chronograph; date at 6

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall; sharp steel case with defined edges and bevels exhibits original brushed finish; a couple of minor scratches on the domed crystal; original rotating "MH" bezel (rare) shows only minor wear consistent with age and use

Other: According to OnTheDash, the 1163 Autavia was selling for $200 at the time that Heuer offered the "Viceroy" model for $88 through a Viceroy cigarette company promo. The two models were identical in quality and construction, but buyers had the option to switch to the rarer "MH" (Minutes/Hours) bezel if purchasing through a Heuer retailer.

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