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Tag Heuer Heuer Reference 12 Hand Winding Chronograph NWW 2131

Heuer Reference 12 Hand Winding Chronograph


Excellent condition and rare Heuer Reference 12 hand winding chronograph. There are much more common Heuers such as the Carrera and Autavia which go up to the £5000 mark, but this is the much rarer and much cheaper Reference 12. This watch comes on the original Heuer bracelet with signed Heuer folding clasp. The case and bracelet are black PVD coated steel. It has got a hand winding Valjoux 7734 chronograph movement. This movement was used in the majority of watches with this dial configuration throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s due to its reliability and robustness. This watch dates to circa 1979 and was one of the last Heuers to be made before the company ceased trading for a number of years. They were subsequently taken over by Techniques d'Avant-Garde then reformed as TAG Heuer with later watches all having TAG Heuer logos on the dial. The dial is symmetrical, well laid out with large Heuer shield logo so instantly recognisable. Due to the quartz invasion of the early 1980’s fewer and fewer automatic and manual wind watches were being sold so watches from this period become something of a rarity.

Case: Black PVD coated steel
Case Back: Screw on stainless steel
Bracelet: Original Heuer with Heuer signed folding clasp
Dial: Matte black dial
Sub Dials: Grey engine turned lighter tone black
Movement: Hand winding Valjoux 7734
Crown: Push/pull non signed which is correct as these later models had were unsigned
Crystal: Hardened mineral glass
Date at 6 position
Chronograph: 30 minute and 60 second elapsed timers
Tachometer: Timing scale

Key Characteristics

Brand: Tag Heuer
Band: Steel Bracelet
Case Material: Black Steel
Condition: Excellent
Movement: Hand Winding
Type: Modern
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