A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Gay Frères Heuer bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 2447 NST
    Case No: 94'213
    Model Name: Carrera 'Reverse Panda'
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Gay Frères Heuer rice grain bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Gay Frères Heuer folding deployant clasp stamped Heuer and GF 3.69
    Dimensions: 35.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    While some may discuss the Heuer Carrera in conversation with the Rolex Daytona (the Singer dial and Valjoux movement usually being the topic of choice), the Heuer Carrera is an incredible watch in its own right. The name originates from the "Carrera Panamericana", a highly dangerous and thrilling car race which takes place in Mexico. At the time of inception, Jack Heuer's main goal was to create absolute legibility when timing car races.

    The present watch, playfully dubbed 'reverse panda' due to its black dial and white registers, features the rare tachymeter ring to the dial. The reference is thus 2447 NST. The watch is furthermore accompanied with a rice grain Gay Frères Heuer bracelet, stamped for the third quarter of 1969.

  • Maker Bio

    Heuer

    Swiss • 1860

    This iconic chronograph manufacturer has a long tradition of precision timekeeping. As early as 1882, founder Edouard Heuer held a patent for a chronograph watch; in 1887, he received a patent for an oscillating pinion, which is still in use today. These specialized timepieces have been at the heart of the firm's success, enabling the brand to be chosen as early timekeepers for the Olympics. In 1969, the company introduced their first automatic chronograph watch, the Monaco Heuer, which celebrated the Monaco Grand Prix. Other key chronograph models include the Autavia and the Carrera, all of which having become iconic models of the firm.

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Ref. 2447 NST
A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Gay Frères Heuer bracelet

Heuer,非常罕有,不銹鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能,“Carrera 'Reverse Panda'”,型號2447 NST,約1969年製

Circa 1969
35.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$64,000 - 96,000 
€7,500-11,300
$8,000-12,000

sold for HK$212,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016