An iconic 70’s wrist stopwatch
Ref. 775.901 supersport is a vintage 70’s and iconic HEUER wrist stopwatch.
It was mainly made for referees and sportsmen which confirms HEUER involvement in sport timing. Large red command is easy to find when practicing a physical activity. The dial is also very clear.
Like most of wrist stopwatches, it was produced and marked in the 70’s and early 80’s. 1976 official catalog seems to be the first to reference this model (see onthedash.com). However a 1/10 second recorder version ( ref. 775.901 M) is in the 1974 catalog. Note that few stopwatches were already available in mid 60’s.
Ref. 775.901 supersport has a waterproof case, a useful feature for outdoor activitiers, which should be quite new for HEUER stopwatches at this time, since no such water-resistant model is referenced in older catalogs. Very thick and rugged plastic case protects the caliber from liquid projections.
This specimen, not far from NOS condition has a red label, a nice detail quite difficult to find.
HEUER-LEONIDAS ref. 775.901 – supersport
- start and reset by large red button
- go on by small right top button
Recorder and register
- 1/5 second recorder (long orange hand makes one revolution in 60 seconds)
- 0-60 minutes register (yellow hand makes one revolution in 60 minutes)
70’s (vintage stopwatch)
- 7 jewels
- unbreakable mainspring
57 mm * 49 mm (without crown and buttons)