A well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale and silvered dial

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1968
    Reference No: 2447T
    Case No: 94’464
    Model Name: Carrera
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by a Heuer presentation slip case.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Built to time race-car events, this sporty yet tasteful watch fully displays Heuer’s genetic code, an element that made Heuer a popular brand among racetrack aficionados.

    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 made available; panda, reverse panda, with or without tachymeter scale. The size of subdials and shape of hour markers also changed over the time.

    The present lot was produced in 1966 and the dial has “SWISS” marked inside the hours sub counter at 6 o'clock and having the letter “T” indicating the use of tritium. Preserve in great condition and has nicely aged with an attractive patina on the luminous over the years.

    We sincerely thank Tag Heuer for kindly supplying us with information from their archives.

  • 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. 2447T
A well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale and silvered dial

豪雅,「Carrera」型號2447T,精鋼計時腕錶,約1968年製。附錶盒

Circa 1968
35.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,600-6,900
$5,100-7,700

sold for HK$90,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020