Heuer - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1965
    Reference No: 2447T
    Case No: 68’577
    Model Name: Carrera
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, Valjoux 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born on the racetrack in 1963, the Carrera reference 2447 is one of Heuer’s most iconic designs and was Jack Heuer’s most passionate creation. 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. While early dials can be categorized with the SWISS only insignia at 6 o’ clock, variants from 1965 onwards will bear a T SWISS indicating the use of tritium for the luminous materials.

    The Carrera ref 2447T (T for Tachymeter) was released during 1965, sporting a more vibrant touch apart from others, this variant features a two-toned silver dial, the tachymeter scale is printed with racing red that pops out beautifully. Furthermore, under the hood of this chronograph is the legendary manually-wound Valjoux 72.

    The present example is preserved in great condition and has nicely aged with an attractive patina on the luminous over the years. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the legendary Carrera, here’s the chance for petrolheads and sports-car enthusiasts to own a piece of history of motorsports.

  • 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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Property from an Important Asian Collector


Ref. 2447T
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial and red tachymeter scale

Circa 1965
35mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$50,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023