Heuer Autavia, Automatic, Ref. 1563T. Produced in 1972. Silver dial self-winding, water-resistant, tonneau-shaped, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with date, round button chronograph, registers, and a rally strap.
Case: two-body, brushed, screwed-down case back, hooded lugs, outer 1/5th second scale on a black revolving bezel.
Dial: Silver with tritium-coated indexes, auxiliary dials for the seconds and black 30 minutes registers, aperture for the date. "Bâton" tritium-coated white hands.
Movement: Cal. 15, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.
Dim. 42 x 53 mm.
In 1962 Heuer launched the Autavia chronograph, designed for automotive and aviation events. Produced for more than twenty years, the model went through a number of versions, including transitioning from a manual-wind movement to an automatic movement in 1969. This wide range of styles is part of what makes Heuer so appealing to watch collectors – there is an Autavia for everyone.
Reference 1563T is a rarer version of the late Autavia model. It was fitted with calibre 15, the last version of the Buren-Leonidas movement. The Silver 1563T was made only during the year 1972 and is considered by many as one of the rarest version of the Autavia. With its slick one eye panda subdial and the orange accent, this Heuer Autavia is the epitome of a gone era of watchmaking and one of the last true Heuer original.