Estimate: $500.00 – $800.00
Vintage Heuer airplane I.F.R. (Instrument Flight Rules) 12 minute stopwatch dashboard timer, ref #542.838 or #515.838.040. Black Heuer dial with Arabic numerals. Swiss made. Accompanied by a fitted Heuer box, Heuer warranty booklet, and nuts and bolts to attach the timer to an airplane dashboard. Approximate dimensions of the base is 60mm x 60mm.
Appears to be in unused, like new condition. Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.
In 1860, Edouard Heuer founded Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG. Throughout the years, Heuer secured several patients such as his first chronograph, the oscillating pinion, and the first dashboard chronograph. In 1933, they introduced the Autavia dashboard timer for cars and planes. In the mid-1940’s, Heuer came up with the Heuer triple calendar chronographs. In the 1950’s, they collaborated with Abercrombie & Fitch to produce the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer chronograph and the Abercrombie & Fitch Auto-Graph chronograph. In the 1960’s, Heuer became popular with motor racing events and teams such as Forumla One, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Shelby Cobra. Icon Tag Heuer models include the Heuer Auto-Graph, the Heuer Solunar, the Heuer Mareograph, the Heuer Twin-time, the Heuer Sebring, the Heuer Carrera, the Heuer Camaro, the Heuer Autavia, the Heuer Montreal, the Heuer Temporada, the Heuer Silverston, the Heuer Daytona, the Heuer Manhattan, the Heuer S/el, the Heuer Kirium, the Heuer Monza, the Heuer Monaco Sixty Nine, the Heuer Aquaracer, the Heuer Monaco, the Heuer Link, and the Heuer Grand Carrera.