A scarce PVD Heuer Executive watch in fabulous condition. When new, these were five times the price of a Heuer 1000. Reference 916.413
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
The Executive range was launched in 1985, the last year of the Lemania/Piaget ownership of Heuer. Techniques d’Avant Garde got involved, and TAG Heuer was born also in 1985. This watch had to have been made in 1985.
The Heuer Executive was pure 1980’s excess. The bi metal design, thin ETA quartz movement and size all shout 1980’s, but this design was the forerunner of the S-EL (Sports Elegance) range as Heuer and then Tag Heuer moved into more expensive watches. This Series 1 watch really is in good condition, but that comes with two caveats. One is setting the time is a little notchy, but possible. The second is harder to live with if you have larger wrists – the bracelet has been shortened, and we have no spare links. The quick set date works, and the unidirectional bezel turns. This is the earliest watch we have seen with a lumed bezel, and with a screw down crown (signed Heuer) and a 200m water resistance rating when new this is a genuine divers watch. The slim design wouldn’t catch a shirt cuff like a conventional divers watch does.
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 37.3 mm
Width without crown 34.5 mm
Lug to lug length 34.8 mm
Case Thickness 7.3 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 160 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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