Saturday, 12 June 2010

One for the ladies ref. 756

Once again I write about a very rare diver. This is the ref. 756 ladies automatic diver. This is the very first serial production diver from Heuer along with the French made ref. 844. It's a tiny little watch at just 28mm. This first edition ladies diver had a very cool black and red bezel, and the dial is printed "Ebauche Suisse" at the bottom. The later ref. 756 has an all black bezel and "Swiss Made" on the dial.

She was "cover girl" on the 1979 Heuer catalogue together with the ref. 844.

The automatic movement is not signed Heuer. I have not managed to identify the maker. The original strap is a 14mm Tropic strap with a original Heuer 12mm buckle. Very cool and rare combination.

Another scan from the 1979 catalogue.

These small automatic ladies divers are very rare. This is the only one I have seen in the six years I have been collecting Heuers. I have seen a few of the later black bezel Heuer / Tag Heuer version, but only this one of the first edition.