1963 - Heuer Carrera '45' - First execution - Valjoux 92 - Never polished - Ref. 3647 S
A Fine and Iconic chronograph.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
First of all, this 1963 Carrera was never polished, the angles are thus sharp and the case finish is original. Due to it's 60 years there are of course some minor scratches. This is the very first execution without the 'T' on the dial and the color is white not the later and more common 'Starburst' finish, for detailed informations on this model click here.
Heuer introduced the dual-register Carrera ref. 3647 alongside the "first Carrera," the triple-register, in 1963. In the catalog, it was dubbed the "Carrera 45.
This watch is in really excellent condition– this is a perfect opportunity to add a legendary chronograph to your collection.
With a case made by Ervin Piquerez S.A. (EPSA) and an innovative tension ring that left the dial cleaner and easier to read, Jack Heuer's 1963 creation of the Carrera remains one of the greatest designs in the history of wristwatches.
The Carrera was released the same year as the Rolex Daytona, and they are both named after famous races, the Carrera for the extremely dangerous Carrera Panamericana race through Mexico, but the Carrera has many features that set it apart from its contemporaries.
Heuer’s Carrera was designed with legibility in mind. The goal was to create a chronograph that was sleek and uncluttered. Heuer had patented a new steel tension ring to hold the crystal in place. In order to keep the dial as clean as possible, this ring was painted to feature the 1/5 second demarcations. This along with the basic baton markers helped to create the simple, minimal look Heuer had in mind.
- Maker: Heuer
- Model: Carrera '45'
- Reference: 3647 S
- Case N°: 574XX
- Year: 1963
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 36x45x12mm
- Caliber: Heuer, base Valjoux 92
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
The overal original condition is very good, the dial is excellent, the original lume on the hands and dial is complete. The angles are sharp and the satinated finish on the back of the case is present. The dial, case, movement, crown are all signed, "Heuer". The original 1963 crown was not signed 'Heuer', the actual crown is a replacement by Heuer service some years ago, thanks to the original owner we do still have the 'Anonymous' original 1963 Heuer crown (In perfect condition) and of course we will give it to the customer together with the watch.
It has a virile and elegant presence on the wrist and can be worn daily.