1980s Heuer Automatic Chronograph (Ref. 750.502) Original PVD

One of the great attributes of the Heuer brand is they were never afraid to try something new and different, and in the 1980s Heuer began experimenting with PVD finishing on some of their chronographs. The most famous is the "Top Gun" chronograph that was manufactured by Heuer for Orfina and the Porsche Design brand, Heuer did their own version called the "Pasadena" and also produced one for Lejour as well. The Heuer ref. 750.501 is a slight variation on the original "Top Gun" design, though it utilizes the same Valjoux cal. 7750 movement, the ref. 705.501 only features a date complication and not a day complication like the others. This change in the movement, along with glossy accents around the edges of the sub-dials and a slight change in the case shape make for a wearing experience a little more covert and subtle while maintaining that charm of the early Heuer chronograph cases. 

Brand Heuer
Style Automatic Chronograph
Model 750.501
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel (Factory PVD)
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 40
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The unpolished case is in excellent condition and retains its original and early PVD finishing, the PVD finish has taken on a desired deep grey coloration throughout from general use over the years, the case itself shows light signs of honest use. The case retains its original PVD finished crown and pump pushers. The case back retains all of its original finishing and features some light tool marks from a previous service. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The matte black dial is in exceptional condition showing almost no age or blemishes. The sub-dials remain clean and feature a glossy surround that added an attractive depth to the dial. The tritium lume plots all remain intact and have achieved a creamy yellow coloration, under U.V. light inspection the 12, 3, and 9 o'clock markers show some degradation and the rest of the lume plots remain fully intact. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.


 None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.