1982 Heuer Pasadena 'No name on dial' - Ref. 750.501
A Fine and cool very well preserved chronograph.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The Pasadena is a classic 1980s PVD chronograph. We see these from a few different brands although the original is, of course, the Porche Design "Chronograph 1." The popular style is now beloved by vintage collectors due to the 'All black' style.
Our example has very little sign of wear on the case as on the bracelet, there is no refinishing of the PVD, the original mineral crystal has some light scratches.
All parts from this timepiece, including the bracelet are original Heuer from 1982.
It is not everyday that you can find this reference in such preserved condition.
This is one impressive timepiece.
Heuer's ties with motorsport run deep. From the very beginning, its success was tied to the world of racing. Be it the Monaco, the Carrera, the Montreal, the Silverstone, or the Monza, Heuer was certainly not afraid to lean into this connection with their naming conventions during the 1960s and '70s. In the latter half of the 1970s, Jack Heuer looked to expand his brand beyond motorsport and enter into new markets.The result of that expansion were chronographs with new names like the Pasadena and the Verona. Where Verona is simply a well-known but small Northern Italian city that just so happens to be the setting of Romeo and Juliet, Pasadena is a similarly small but Southern Californian city. In the shadow of Los Angeles, the city of Pasadena is most known for The Rose Bowl Game and the surrounding events. It is possible to Heuer that this town represented a version of "sunny California" that customers either had experienced or aspired to live in.
- Maker: Heuer
- Model: Pasadena 'No name on dial'
- Reference: 750.501
- Year: 1982
- Material: Stainless steel black coated
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 41x45x14mm
- Caliber: Heuer signed Valjoux, self-winding, caliber 7750
- Bracelet/Strap: Original black coated stainless steel Heuer
- Lug width: 20mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
The dial, hands and réhaut are in immaculate condition, the lume on the hands and on the dial are complete and original. The back cover show no sign of opening or scratches. The PVD finish on the case is original and present. The original strap is in excellent 'unstretched' condition. The crown (Unsigned as it should be) and pushers are perfect. The strap can fit a large wrist.
It has a virile and sporty presence on the wrist an can be worn daily.