Heuer Autavia 11630 GMT
Autavia 11630 Cal. 14, c1974/5
Well, I finally managed to get my hands on my very own GMT. I have previously posted about a 11630 GMT, but that one was on loan from a fellow Heuerist. I was totally smitten with it, and managed to bag this one from another Heuer collector from the Milan province of San Donato Milanese. It has the ‘Cxxx’ markings on the caseback, which signifies that it was made for the Swiss domestic market and distributed by Heuer’s Swiss distributors Cuanillon.
It’s got a lovely patina to it, with creamy lume and sub dials. It’s one of my all time favourite Heuers, and a big thanks (again) goes to Abel for refinishing the case. If you are reading this Abel, you were right, it’s one of your best efforts!!
The previous owner actually had it fully serviced by TAG Heuer, and a tell-tale sign was that TAG Heuer had incorrectly brush finished the case sides, something I’ve heard from other collectors. Seems Abel could teach TAG Heuer a thing or two about these beautiful vintage pieces.
It can be seen here in the 1974 catalogue on OTD