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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1968
    Reference No: 2447NST
    Case No: 102'656
    Model Name: Carrera
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Heuer Corfam strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer "sun" buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by its original red fitted presentation box
    Literature: A similar watch is illustrated in "Heuer Carrera Chronographs 1963 – 85" by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, pages 70-73

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1963, the Carrera reference 2447 is one of Heuer’s most iconic designs. Over the course of production, a variety of dials were available; panda, reverse panda, with or without tachymeter scale. The size of subdials and shape of hour markers also changed.

    The present lot is a rare and very attractive version with a reverse panda dial and tachymeter scale hence the three letters NST completing the reference number standing for Noir (black in French), Standard for plain subdials and T for Tachymetre. To the best of our knowledge, only 30 examples in this configuration have appeared to the market. This lot features the so-called second execution dial and hands with only luminous dots at 3 and 9 o’clock and hands with black inserts.

    Built to time race-car events, this sporty yet elegant watch fully displays Heuer’s genetic code, an element that made Heuer such a popular brand amongst racetrack aficionados. The high legibility of the dial makes this watch the perfect companion to the pilot racing at breakneck speeds.

    Offered today in virtually unworn condition as evidenced by the intact red sticker on the caseback, this watch is a real treasure to find and its original box is the icing on the Carrera cake.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 2447NST
A very attractive and sporty stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with reverse panda dial, tachymeter scale and original red presentation box.

Circa 1968
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF30,000

Contact Specialist
Virginie Liatard-Roessli
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The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection: Exceptional Heuer Chronographs From The Jack Heuer Era

Geneva Auction 11 November 2017