|Movement||Manually Wound Cal EB8420|
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Here we have an early 70s Heuer chronograph which was made while Heuer were sponsoring the Ferrari F1 team. This was also a period where the Swiss watchmaking industry was trying to combat the quartz crisis and creating bold innovative designs.
The case shape is a wide oval (measuring 45mm across the widest point) and has a polished chrome plate finish. The dial has a very 70s sporty design with a black centre with red and white stripes. The minute track sits on a white background. The running seconds sub dial sits at 6 with a 15 minute counter at 10/11.
The lumed hour and minute hands also have a red stripe running throuh until the lume fill and red tip end.
The bezel has a tachymetre scale and there is also a date aperture at 3 next to the Jacky Ickx signature.
So who is Jacky Ickx?
He is a Belgium racing driver who at frist raced in the F1 circuit, where he managed 25 podium finishes and went on to find success a Le Mans, winning it 6 times.
This watch was originally packaged in a replica racing helmet style box. They made various versions of the Heuer Easyrider, some with fibreglass cases and either a rubber or metal strap.
The movement is made by Ebauches Bettlach, a part of ETA and made affordable pin pallet movements. This means the Easyrider could be offered at a more affordable price. You'll also notice 'Heuer' is not featured on the watch, instead putting the signature and model name.
This watch uses the manually wound cal EB8420.
This has 17 jewels and a 41h power reserve.
Frequency of 18,000bph.
This is in excellent overall condition with no onbious wear to the chrome plate and only light patination to the hands. The dial is clean and the movement keeps excellent time.
Heuer Easyrider Jacky Ickx C.1970s
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