View full screen - View 1 of Lot 232. REFERENCE 2446 SF SOLUNAGRAPH 'SECOND EXECUTION' RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TIDE INDICATOR, CIRCA 1970.
232

Heuer

REFERENCE 2446 SF SOLUNAGRAPH 'SECOND EXECUTION' RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TIDE INDICATOR, CIRCA 1970

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Heuer

Heuer

REFERENCE 2446 SF SOLUNAGRAPH 'SECOND EXECUTION' RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TIDE INDICATOR, CIRCA 1970

REFERENCE 2446 SF SOLUNAGRAPH 'SECOND EXECUTION' RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TIDE INDICATOR, CIRCA 1970

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,080

USD

Heuer


REFERENCE 2446 SF SOLUNAGRAPH 'SECOND EXECUTION' 

RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TIDE INDICATOR, CIRCA 1970


Dial: anthracite

Caliber: cal. 721 mechanical, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, snap-on case back

Case number: 324'099

Size: 41 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none

Case: Case in very good overall condition with no indication of previous polish in our view. Lugs remain well proportioned with pronounced chamfers. Case with surface scuffing and scratches throughout. Lugs with some small nicks. Wear and scuffs to the bezel. Outermost perimeter and coin edged case band of the bezel with some loss to the black coloring. Dial: Dial in very good overall condition with some light wear. Patina to the hands and indexes. Some oxidation to the hands visible to the naked eye. Movement: Chronograph and tide indicator operating, but we would recommend service at the purchaser's discretion. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Heuer began to produce its tide indication chronographs in the 1950s for a retailer of outdoor and camping equipment. Originally marketed as the "Seafarer," Solunagraphs specifically appealed to adventurers and outdoors men due to the register displaying tide indications on the dial. This complication is based on John Alden Knight's "solunar theory," which suggests that fisherman, huntsmen and sailors could determine the best dates and times to hunt and fish based on tide patterns.


The outdoor retailer Orvis commissioned Heuer to produce their own model of the Seafarer. While the model previously had been marketed under other names, Heuer specifically marketed models retailed by Orvis as the Solunagraph. The Solunagraphs are double signed on the dial by both Orvis and Heuer.