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Stopwatch HEUER ref. 512.930

Stopwatch HEUER-Leonidas 512.902 (rattrapante) --- close-up shot --- ikonicstopwatch.com

How this wonderful rattrapante 512.930 HEUER (formaly HEUER-LEONIDAS) stopwatch can be packaged in a Tag-HEUER box ? That’s the question ! Where does this feature come from ?
Start a short investigation. First step, read the article “from HEUER to Tag-HEUER“.
What are we learning ? In 1985 HEUER was sold to TAG group, after being redeemed by Piaget in 1982. Let’s have a confirmation on Tag-HEUER wikipedia page and of course official Tag-HEUER website.

So we can guess, this 512.930 HEUER stopwatch was made between 1984 and 1985, just before the transition. The compagny should still had HEUER branded devices but started to promote its new name and logo.
Like other HEUER devices sold in a Tag-HEUER box, it’s highly likely they were the last made under the old version of the brand, at a very special and important time for the swiss manufacturer.

Reference

512.930

Full designation

HEUER-LEONIDAS ref. 512.930

Functionalities

  • start and go on by crown
  • control of split action by left right side button
  • reset by right side button (when hands are rest)

Recorder and register

  • 1/10em seconds register (long yellow hand makes one rotation in 30 second)
  • 30 minutes recorder (small white hand makes one rotation in 30 minutes)

Circa

mid 80’s.
The stopwatch is branded HEUER but the box Tag-HEUER. This specimen might be one of the last made under HEUER (formaly HEUER-LEONIDAS) brand before the name of the manufacturer turns to Tag-HEUER.

Caliber

  • 7711
  • 7 jewels
  • unbreakable mainspring
  • antimagnetic
  • shockprotected

Dimension

62 mm without crown