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From the collection of a former race car driver to support refugees.

Heuer

Reference 2403 | A stainless steel military chronograph wristwatch with telemeter scale | Circa 1935

Lot Closed

November 10, 01:36 PM GMT

Estimate

2,000 - 4,000 CHF

Lot Details

Description

Heuer


Reference 2403

A stainless steel military chronograph wristwatch with telemeter scale

Circa 1935


Dial: silvered 

Calibre: cal. Landeron 13 manual winding, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, snap-on case back

Case number: 17'201

Closure: associated alligator strap and stainless steel buckle

Size: 33 mm diameter

Signed: case and dial

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: none

Please note that the seller’s proceeds of this lot will be donated.


Vintage chronographs from the 1930s and 1940s have become extremely sought-after within the vintage watch-collecting scene. This 1930s Heuer is a beautiful example. It features a snap-back 33mm case with olive pushers and a large size winding crown.


The ref. 2403 chronographs by Heuer came in different case and dial variations. The present example comes with a telemeter scale. The telemeter scale is used to approximate the distance to something that can be heard or seen. It was often used to calculate fire range on the battlefields of WWI and WWII.


Sotheby's is honored to offer the collection of a former race car driver (in total 28 watches) with proceeds benefiting an initiative to support children of refugees in Germany.


Other lots from this collection are:

433, 435, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 496, 516, 517, 518, 519, 524, 527, 534 and 538.