Heuer

1960s Heuer Carrera 45 (Ref. 3647S)

$ 5,750

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. 3647S seen here was originally called the Carrera 45 because the minute register measures forty-five-minute increments.

Craft & Tailored vintage Heuer Carrera 45 ref 3647 s 

Stock # HUR3647S-3
Brand Heuer
Style Carrera
Model 3647S
Serial 73XXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

 

CASE & BRACELET

The excellent case exhibits crisp factory angles and dimensions with gentle signs of use. The case retains its original pump pushers and Heuer-signed crown. The case back exhibits minimal evidence of previous polishing and remains in impressive condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS

The original silver dial with is simply gorgeous and impressively well-preserved, showing no damage with the only element of age being a charming warm color-hue to the dial. The tritium lume plots all remain fully intact with no degradation present under UV light inspection and have achieved a lovely creamy patina. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under UV light inspection.

ACCESSORIES 

None. Watch is functioning and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.