Automobilia on Bring a Trailer Auctions : Heuer Autavia, Monte-Carlo, and Navia Timers
This set of Heuer timing instruments includes Monte-Carlo and Autavia stopwatches mounted on a polished plaque along with a Navia eight-day clock. They were reportedly acquired by the current owner in Europe approximately 15 years ago. All three watches feature black dials with aged white lume. These Heuer timers are now offered at no reserve in Monterey, California.The Autavia is a 12-hour stopwatch that was produced from 1933 to 1958. This example features a pusher to the right of the crown, a Valjoux 340 movement, a leaf-style minute hand with stick subdial hands, and a domed crystal.
The Monte-Carlo is a 12-hour stopwatch that was introduced in 1958 to replace the Autavia and features an arrow-style minute hand, a stick second hand, and a window for elapsed hours at the six o’clock position. The crown is used for start and time-in/time-out functions, while the right pusher resets the hands and hour disk to zero. Both watches are mounted on an unsigned polished plaque.
The Navia is an eight-day clock that is mechanically similar to the contemporary Master-Time and was marketed for automotive and maritime applications. The watch is fitted in a waterproof case mounted on a round plaque. Videos of the timers can be seen below.
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