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The Heuer Carrera turned 50 years old last year, and we needn't say much about the model's history, importance, and iconic stature - if you're looking at this, you probably already know.
The Carrera was one of Jack Heuer’s most passionate projects, and his design ethos for this watch can be summed up in one word: legibility. Jack wanted a watch that was stylish and functional, a watch that gives you everything you need and nothing you don’t. The result is the indisputably gorgeous Carrera.
For a watch designed in the late 1960s, the Carrera remains a stunner 50 years later, and this speaks to the brilliance of Jack’s design philosophy. A clean dial never goes out of style, and it makes the Carrera an easy watch to dress up or down. The 36mm case wears surprisingly large due to the long beveled lugs, and the size lets it slip easily under a cuff.
Manufactured circa 1970, this particular Carrera is powered by the robust manually-wound Valjoux 72 chronograph movement, and features a triple subsidiary register layout on an "N" (Noir) black dial.
We have been searching all year for the best examples of this important timepiece and are thrilled to be offering this stunning example. And with values for early manual-winding Heuer chronographs on the rise, you won't want to miss out on snatching up one of these beauties before they go stratospheric like their Rolex brethren!
For an in depth look at early Heuer Carreras, check out this great piece by our friend Eric Wind over at Hodinkee, HERE.
Steel Case is approximately 36mm (excluding the crown). Heuer Reference 2447N. Valjoux 72 Manually Winding Chronograph Movement.
Overall condition: Case is in excellent condition with no noteworthy blemishes. Original dial is in similarly fantastic condition with only very light signs of patination and aging. Luminescent plots on dial and on original hands have developed a lovely yellowish patina. Original caseback. Genuine service replacement Heuer crown and crystal.
Includes one brown Horween strap with contrast stitching and two 18mm Nylon Straps by Crown & Buckle.