The Lemania Silverstone Debate
There has been some intense debate over the last few days about the Heuer Silverstone Lemania, and in particular the authenticity of one example. As was the case with many Heuer models in the early 1980s, there are some inconsistencies between different examples of the watch, which has led to questions over what characteristics a 100% genuine Silverstone Lemania should have.
The Lemania Silverstone is one of my favourite Heuer watches and you may recall this earlier post on Calibre 11 about the Lemania-powered Silverstone.
Note the reference number engraved on the caseback, rather than between the lugs as on other vintage Heuers- in fact, there should be no engraving between the lugs.
These are great watches, so if you find one for sale, do take your time to do some research.