We love it, here’s why.
The Heuer Daytona is a striking watch with all the vintage 70’s charm you would want. There’s no doubt about it. The vibrant blue dial pulls you in and the lovely patinated markers and balanced dial keep you there. Displayed below the 12 o’clock hour marker are the iconic names, Daytona, named after the famous racecourse and Heuer, a watch company which already had a rich history in making reliable chronographs used in automobiles.
Another unique feature we see on the Heuer Daytona is the crown built in for left hand drive, while the chronograph pushers remain in their traditional and respective places at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock, on the right side of the case. The Heuer Daytona’s brushed steel case measures at a wearable 39 mm case, and with the well proportioned lug to lug, combined with the 14 mm case thickness, it makes for some solid wrist presence. The Heuer Daytona also comes on an integrated steel bracelet, giving the watch soft curves and clean case lines.
The Heuer Daytona also has the horologically significant Chronomatic Calibre 12 movement, which was first introduced in 1971 and produced until 1980. The Calibre 12 addressed the previous issues in the Calibre 11 and is equipped with lighter jumper springs, strong levers and hammers, as well as faster beat rate of 21,600 bph as opposed to the Cal 11’s 19,800 bph.
In making the Heuer Daytona, Jack Heuer wanted to create a watch that wouldn’t be mistaken with the Daytona from Rolex, or any other Heuer chronograph. And in our opinion, he’s done so. The Heuer Daytona is something you don’t come across everyday when typing in “vintage chronographs for sale” in the search bar.
The Heuer Daytona Ref 110.203B is currently available for purchase at $3500 USD Check out the photos and specs below and feel free to send us a message for more information.