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The Autavia (12-hour stopwatch) was introduced in 1933 and marketed as a stopwatch for automobiles and aviation (thus the name, "Autavia"). All Autavias record hours on the bottom register (6:00 o’clock); minutes on the top register (12:00 o’clock); and seconds by the center hand. Autavias have low-profile cases (11 millimeters from the face of the back-plate to back edge of bezel); and a screw-on bezel, with flat glass crystal. The early Autavias –- identified by the pusher to the left of the crown -- were powered by the Valjoux 59 movement. Later Autavias -– identified by the pusher to the right of the crown -- incorporated the Valjoux 340 movement. In 1958, the Monte Carlo replaced the Autavia as Heuer's 12-hour stopwatch, and shortly after that time Heuer began using the "Autavia" name for its line of wrist chronographs, which continued in production through the 1980's.
Click on the photograph of either model shown below to see additional photographs of that model.For information about the relative values of the Autavias, go to Autavia in our Values page.
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