Autavia 1163 “Viceroy” (including “Pre-Viceroy)

Description

Reference 1163 "Viceroy" has black dial with white registers; brushed steel hands, with red and luminous inserts and red tips; numerals 1 through 12 on hour recorder; Tachymeter bezel

Date Introduced

1971

Movement

Buren 12

Case Measurements

Across Dial42.5mm
Thickness13.5mm
Between Lugs20mm

Serial No. 268953

Sample 2

Sample 4

Sample 6

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Watch Details

Reference 1163 "Viceroy" has black dial with white registers; brushed steel hands, with red and luminous inserts and red tips; numerals 1 through 12 on hour recorder; Tachymeter bezel

Notes

Among collectors, a “Viceroy” Autavia is a watch that was included in the promotion staged by the “Viceroy” brand of cigarettes.  The promotion included both 1163 and 11630 Autavias.  The early Reference 1163 Autavias used in the Viceroy promotion were identical to Autavia Reference 1163 NT models being produced before the promotion.  We refer to these as “Pre-Viceroy” Autavias.


Model

Autavia

Case Reference

1163

Model Reference

V

Dial / Register Colors

Black / White

Hands

Brushed steel with red and luminous inserts

Indication

Tachymeter bezel

Date / Calendar / Moon

Date

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Back

SS / Screwback Slotted

Case Measurements - Across Dial / Thickness / Between Lugs

42.5 / 13.5 / 20

Crystal

Plastic

Power

Automatic

Movement

Buren 12

# of Registers

2

Chronograph Capacity

12 Hours

Date Introduced

1971

Price New

72 - $200 (or $88, in Viceroy cigarette promotion)

Serial Number Location

Between lugs

Postings Covering the "Viceroy" Autavias