September 19, 05:10 PM GMT
4,000 - 6,000 USD
RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH: A STAINLESS STEEL CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH TIDE INDICATOR CIRCA 1950
Caliber: cal. 90 manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 88886
Size: diameter 36 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Heuer introduced the Solunar wristwatch in 1949 as the product of an amazing collaboration between Charles-Edouard Heuer, his son Jack Heuer, then only 15, and Dr Heinz Schilt. Dr Schilt was Jack's school physics teacher and together they answered the request of Abercrombie & Fitch to create a wristwatch suitable for tracking tides to assist hunters and fisherman in their endeavors. The tide indicator function operates on the solunar theory by which tides and animals are affected by the movement and location of the moon.
Shortly after the release of the present model the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer and Heuer Mareograph were introduced which added a chronograph function to the existing tide indicator complication.
The present lot is in overall very good condition with a well survived case and dial with original hands.