Heuer Fly-back Ref. 1550SG

Heuer famously made pilot’s chronographs for the German Bundeswehr. This is such a watch, although this example was not issued.

This very cool Heuer comes in a thoroughly modern 43mm case size. It is beautifully slender, though, made possible by the manually wound caliber inside.

This is a flyback chronograph, designed for aerial navigation by dead-reckoning. It is a sought-after complication, born from necessity rather than luxury.

Come and try it on at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

€ 5.650

Availability: In stock

Ask us anything

Contact us

Got your attention? We’re here to help.

Speak to us right away

Or, send a message

Details
Brand Heuer
Diameter 43 mm
Model Chronograph
Bracelet/strap: Leather, Canvas
Reference 1550SG
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1970
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Black
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG was founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in St. Imier Switzerland.  In 1911, the company patented the first dashboard chronograph for use in cars and airplanes. It was the start of a rich heritage in motorsports.

Heuer’s prime was during the 1960’s, when the brand was heavily involved in the racing world. Heuer produced chronographs, dashboard instruments and racing chronograph watches. Some of Heuer’s successful lines are the Autavia (Auto & Aviation), Carrera and the iconic square Monaco.

Being so closely involved in such a legendary period of motorsports, landed Heuer a lasting reputation. These were the days when speed had reached dazzling levels but safety measures had not. The death-defying drivers became celebrity heroes and their watches are highly collectible until this day.

But the brand’s catalogue is not limited to racing watches. When you dive into Heuer’s history you will run into subtle dress watches, rugged military-issued models and seaworthy divers.

Then, in 1985, TAG group bought a controlling stake in the business and Heuer became Tag Heuer. The new company was then bought by French luxury conglomerate LVMH in 1999. While the modern Tag Heuer appeals to a new audience, vintage aficionados flock to highly collectible watches from the Heuer days.

So whether you are a speedfreak or just into watches that tell a story, Heuer has got you covered.

Shipping
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
Please email us for more information at info@awco.nl.
Brand

Heuer

Model

Reference

1550SG

Year of production (circa)

1970

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Black

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

43 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Canvas, Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only