Leonidas/Heuer Triple Date Moon Automatic SOLD
This all original Leonidas/Heuer triple date moon-phase automatic calendar watch is housed in a beautiful large 35mm solid stainless steel case with 4 quick-set buttons and original factory printed dial. While the watch does show some signs of its age, it does still looks excellent on the wrist, an is an especially rare model with the added automatic rotor wound mechanism. We have sold two of the manual wind versions recently, but this is the first automatic example we have ever seen. It is keeping great time with all functions working well after being fully serviced by our watchmaker. The day, month, date and moon-phase are set using the 4 buttons on the outer rim of the case. The crescent moon red tip hand points to the date at the outer rim of the dial. This watch was produced in the 1940's just a few years before the Leonidas-Heuer conglomeration formed. A super rare and highly sought after complicated timepiece from the famed house of Leonidas S.A.
Case: Large stainless steel 3-piece case with 4 buttons for quick setting the day, date, month and moon-phase functions. Measures 35mm in diameter excluding the original crown. Superb cosmetic condition, no major dents or scratches. Signed inside the back, Swiss. 18mm lug spacing.
Dial: Original factory printed dial with apertures for day, month and moon-phase, outer date chapter with crescent moon pointer hand and center 1/5th seconds ring. This dial does have a few light marks and surface patina, but overall still looks excellent on the wrist. Beautiful smiling moon dial in deep blue with gold highlights. Signed Leonidas Automatic, Swiss.
Movement: Rare Leonidas/ETA caliber 1256 complicated full calendar automatic movement with incabloc balance protection and high grade 17 jewel movement. Fully serviced by our watchmaker and in excellent working condition, all functions working well.
It is important to note that with all vintage calendar watches, they should never be set using the quick-set buttons between 10:00pm to 2:00am so as not to damage the calendar gears which are engaged during those hours.