A pristine chronograph from ca 1955. The three register tool watch here at hand has the characteristic “no frills” minimalistic design. It was used for measuring time – and that was it. The very well kept case, crown and pump pushers are all original. The same goes to say about the very near mint dial. The hour and minute hands show their age a little, having lost some luminescent material. The back of the case has some light inscriptions. Between the bottom lugs, the case is numbered 12805. The absolutely beautiful early Valjoux 72 movement is really something: It is signed Ed. Heuer, has the Heuer logo and is numbered 454294. The movement finish is more “decorated” than what you find in the later watches within the same reference 2444 series. The 36+ mm case is 13 mm thick and has a lug width of 18 mm. (Awaiting a full service at the moment, this Heuer is not available for delivery at present. After completing a full service of the movement, the watch will carry a 12 months warranty).