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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1966
    Reference No: 3647S
    Case No: 66’441
    Model Name: Carrera 45
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, Valjoux cal. 92, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35.3mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1963, the Carrera designed by Jack Heuer was brought to the market with the vision to create a chronograph with outstanding legibility and clean aesthetics. Like the Porsche Carrera, the Heuer Carrera ushered in a new era for Heuer and became one of the brand’s most famous designs. The Carrera 45 (45 minute counter) was offered with a black ref. 3647N (for noir in French) or silver dial ref. 3647S like the present example.

    The present ref. 3647S boasting clean lines and sharp bevels is a later variant of the first-execution due to the use of a sunburst dial with a small detail at 6 o’clock. The “T SWISS” inscription refers to the use of tritium which began to be implemented after 1964. Stylish and functional the present Carrera 45 is presented in an overall attractive condition with a strong case and have developed a light patina on the silver sunburst dial. Aesthetically pleasing and simply iconic, the Heuer Carrera 45 is Heuer’s answer to mid-century modern taste.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 3647S
An early and attractive chronograph wristwatch with silver dial

Circa 1966
35.3mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$56,000 - 72,000 

Sold for HK$75,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021