Autavia 11630 GMT
Autavia 11630 Cal. 14, c1974. On loan
The GMT’s are amongst the most sought after of the vintage Heuer’s, and it’s easy to see why. Unfortunately I don’t own this beautiful watch. It’s on load from fellow Heuerist and OTD & TZ-UK regular James. Thanks again for letting me handle this wonderful Heuer.
This particular model has two types of dial, both look identical at first glance, but if you study the two dial variation you’ll see subtle differences. This one is the rarer, having longer half hour markings on the left hand hour register. It also has more rounded minute numerals on the right hand 30 minute register. These markings are similar to it’s brother-in-law, the Calculator from the same period.
It can be seen here in the 1974 catalogue on OTD
It’s a wonderful watch to wear, the colours making a welcome change from the black and white dials so commonly seen nowadays.