1950s Heuer Val-23 Water-Resistant Chronograph Rare Black gilt dial with Sculpture Index

Manufacturer HEUER
Model Chronograph
Year of Manufacture 1950s
Reference no. ---
Product no. A-6743

Manufactured in the 1950s, this is a remarkable chronograph from TAG Heuer featuring the prestigious Val-23 movement. The stainless steel case measures 35mm and is waterproof. It showcases a rare black gilt dial with sculpted indices, known as "sculptured" indices, a feature also found in Rolex watches of the same era. The rare gilt dial, adorned with sculptured indices combining wedges and Arabic numerals, has developed an even matte patina across its surface, presenting a wonderful vintage aesthetic.

The distinctive screw-back waterproof case with a unique back cover bears the same engraved serial number on both the back cover and the middle case. It is equipped with the renowned Cal.23 movement by Valjoux, a movement also adopted by many prestigious brands such as Patek Philippe and Rolex during the same era. The high design and quality of this TAG Heuer chronograph have garnered attention and appreciation, especially in recent years alongside the rising popularity of models from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Item details

Serial no. 69,***
Caliber Val-23
Movement no. 407,***
Movement type Manual windig
Material Stainless Steel
Case size 35mm
Case type Screw back Water-resistant
Dial Original
Type of Indices Luminous & Engrave
Belt non Original (18mm, between lugs)
Evaluation case 93%
Evaluation dial 92%
Evaluation mov 93%
Condition 4.5
Rarity 4.5

Other details

Case: Minor scratches and ageing, but retains original shape and volume.

Dial: The dial is very atmospheric with no spots and has changed with age. The luminescence of the period is also retained.

Movement: No problems with winding and chrono functions. Accuracy is around 30 seconds per day.