HEUER AUTAVIA ref.11630 Automatic
Heuer Autavia “Orange Boy II” Automatic ref.11630 from 1972. Factory serviced. Original tritium dial and bezel. Heuer-Buren cal.12 automatic chronograph movement is in perfect condition. Original steel case is in good condition. Watch comes with early 1980’s Tag Heuer steel bracelet. No box/documents. Case diameter is 42mm.
Watch has 12-month service warranty.
Heuer introduced its ref. 1163 Autavia Automatic collection in 1969. These watches were equipped with Heuer cal.11, worlds the first automatic chronograph movement. Heuer had just introduced this movement same year together with Breitling, Hamilton-Buren and Dubois-Depraz.
The Autavia with a black dial and orange hands was first introduced in 1971, and watch enthusiasts later gave it the nicknames Orange Boy or Gulf. In 1972, Heuer updated the structure of the case and switched the acrylic crystal (plexiglass) to a mineral crystal. This Orange Boy II watch houses Heuer cal.12 movement, developed from the original cal.11 movement.