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Autavia 2446 H "Jochen Rindt"
Reference: 2446
Serial number: 59792
Year: 1964
Movement: Valjoux 72

This execution of the Autavia 2446 (first case - second dial) is nicknamed Jochen Rindt after the racing driver who won both Le Mans 1965 for Ferrari and posthumously Formula One 1970 in a Lotus 72.
When I got this watch the dial had hundreds of chalk stars on the dial, probably due to water entering the watch. Watchmaker Giancarlo Martini from Parma, Italy made a fantastic job cleaning the dial - see the double photo.
The Autavia 2446 - 3646 Timeline is made by Paolo Bernardi, who has enormous knowledge of early Autavias.

Autavia 2446 H face close renovated
Autavia 2446 H crown renovated
Autavia 2446 H before and after
The Autavia Timeline by Paolo - maj 2011