1965 Heuer Carrera 45 (Ref. 3647T) "Red Tachymetre"
The Carrera was released the same year as the Daytona and chronographs share both the Singer made dials and the Valjoux72 movement. They are both named after races famous races too – 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 line 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. The case, manufactured by Piquerez, features sharply beveled lugs that add to the overall streamlined look of the design.
The Ref. 3647T seen here was originally called the Carrera 45 because the minute register measures forty-five-minute increments.
Black Rally Strap W/ Heuer Buckle
CASE & BRACELET
The lightly polished case has a knick in the bottom left lug, otherwise remaining in good vintage condition. The case retains its original unsigned crown, the pump pushers were replaced at a recent service. The watch comes on a period correct rally strap with the Heuer buckle.
DIAL & HANDS
The warm silver dial is in stunning condition showing no wear, the red tachymeter bezel is in original and vibrant condition. The dial shows some patina around the outer minute track only visible under loupe. The lume plots glow properly when inspected under U.V. light and have taken on a nice ivory patina, remaining fully intact. The original tritium hands have aged slightly darker than the dial, exhibiting no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. Watch was just serviced and is running at COSC spec.