Internationally acclaimed for their leadership in sports watches, TAG-Heuer is legendary for their dedication to building accurate and high-performance timepieces. Embraced by world-class athletes, race drivers, aviators, and anyone who demands the utmost in performance from their wristwatch, the company's watches rank among the most recognizable luxury watches in the world.
The gentleman's vintage Heuer wrist timer showcased in today's offering is a stunning original example of this phenomenon. We just love it! I think its the most aesthetically pleasing Heuer chronograph to ever pass through these halls.
Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
The centerpiece of this watch is its incredible original dial that has darkened with a "tropical" look from a regular salmon tone to a much deeper, darker, and richer tone.
Its 14K gold Heuer case is classic and elegant with chamfered lugs. The stunning dial, pleasing case, and extremely fine movement together show why these watches have continued to grow in desirability over the past decade.
Its dial has 1/5 seconds markings for professional precision timing in sporting, racing, and technical fields.
Powering this gem is a renowned Valjoux 23 movement. Considered one of, if not the finest chronograph recording mechanisms of its day, this special mechanism powered chronographs for Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Ulysse Nardin. It is the same mechanism used in the company's renowned and expensive two-button "Flieger chronograph", issued to German pilots.
We were fortunate to acquire it with all its original parts down to all five hands and the winding crown!
It presents in very pleasing condition. The case is in excellent condition with only very light wear and and signs of previous polishing.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). Photos of the inside available upon request. It continues to run very strong and keep accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap and aftermarket Heuer style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: c. 1950's
Serial no.: 404,302
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (inside): Heuer, 14K, Swiss, case number 67891
Case condition: Excellent condition with only very light wear and and signs of previous polishing.
Dimensions: 35.5mm (excluding the crown) x 42.5mm
Dial: Salmon originally now darkened with a tropical look to a very dark salmon, gold painted Arabic and applied gold spherical indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute, outer 1/5th second/minute divisions, outer scale, aperture for the date, original, excellent condition
Movement type: Valjoux 23 finished by Heuer, very high quality, manually wound with crown wheel and carrying arm, rhodium plated, Breguet coilover hairspring, shock resistant, index regulator
Movement markings: Heuer, 404,302
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Heuer style buckle
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). Photos of the inside available upon request.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to run very strong and keep accurate time. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.