A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 7753
    Case No: 105'617
    Model Name: Carrera
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 7730, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Beige calf leather strap
    Dimensions: 35.8 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Legibility was the most important factor for Jack Heuer when he masterminded the cult model "Carrera". Fitted with the famous Valjoux 7730, the present watch is fitted with a "NST" dial, featuring a black background with white two-subsidiary registers. The watch furthermore displays a tachometer scale, which is quite rare for this reference.

  • 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. 7753
A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

Heuer,罕有,不銹鋼計時腕錶,“Carrera”,型號7753,約1970年製

Circa 1970
35.8 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$96,000 - 144,000 
€11,300-16,900
$12,000-18,000

sold for HK$162,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016