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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 7753
    Case No: 106’277
    Model Name: Carrera, second execution
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7730, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Gay Frères bracelet, endlinks stamped HEL, max overall length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant Heuer clasp, stamped 2.69
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1963, the Heuer Carrera chronograph was named after the Carrera Panamericana, an exhilarating and extremely dangerous road race that took place in Mexico during the 1950s. Along with the models Autavia and Monaco, the Carrera became a horological icon appreciated today for its rugged, sporty, and masculine appeal. The first model in the collection, the reference 2447, and those that followed such as the present reference 7753 conformed to Jack Heuer’s concept for a clean chronograph that followed his admiration for modern design and architecture.

    The Carrera was offered in approximately 110 variations with manual, automatic, and quartz movements, with production ending in the 1980s. The reference 7753, also known as the Carrera 30 chronograph, was released in 1970 with significant changes compared to its predecessor - the reference 3647. The new model was powered by the caliber 7730 manual wind movement with a 30 minute chronograph counter, as opposed to the Valjoux 92 caliber found in the 3647 with 45 minute register. The present example has an “inverse Panda”-style dial with black background and white subsidiary dials, compared to the more standard black subsidiary dials on a white background. Another interesting feature is the tachymeter scale indicating the watch’s intended use as a tool watch, reflecting Jack Heuer’s participation in motor sports.

    This chronograph is a deceptively simple connoisseur's watch, but a reminder that Heuer timepieces were important tool watches that long played a crucial role in the life of its wearer. This example is in exceptional, original condition, hardly worn, and is a wonderful stainless steel chronograph to add to any collection.

  • 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. 7753
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph with Gay Frères bracelet

Circa 1970
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
$6,000 - 12,000 
CHF5,600-11,200
€5,300-10,700
HK$46,800-93,600

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021