Heuer 272.006-1 Chronograph / 2000 Series
Heuer 272.006-1 Chronograph / 2000 Series c1985. NOS
Yet another grey dialed 2000 series here, this a rather stunning NOS example of the quartz+mechanical movement. Regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of these 2000 series with the triangular hour markers, they look fantastic, plus the size and balance is spot on. Together with the factory blasted case, it looks the business.
They are stunning in the flesh, with the silver subdials with concentric grooved circles balanced against the plain grey dial. I’ve said it before about these early 2000 designs, they have a military/tool-ness to them, and the fluted pushes hints back to the early Heuers. Again, this features the ‘super-quartz’ Calibre. 185 movement – it uses the Dubois Depraz 2000 chronograph module mated with a quartz engine.
This model can be seen here in the 1984 catalogue on OTD. In fact, it is listed as simply 272.006. The ‘-1’ were added to the very last models in ’84 & ’85. Heuer usually did this when there was a movement change, or change from unsigned elements to signed elements (like the crown and caseback). The movement is the same as earlier models, so I can only presume that there was a minor change.