1968 Heuer Carrera 12 (Ref. 2447D)

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. 2447D seen here was originally called the Carrera 12 for having both a 30 minute and a 12-hour register, allowing for precise timing up to 12 hours.

1960s Heuer Carrera 12 (Ref. 2447s) 

Stock # HUR2447D
Brand Heuer
Style Chronograph
Model Carrera
Serial 94XXX
Size Mens
Material Stainless
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36mm
Strap Black Strap W/ Heuer Buckle



The excellent case has been previously light polished showing little wear from use. The case retains the original pump pushers Heuer and signed crown. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc strap of your choosing.


The gorgeous second execution silver Carrera dial is extremely well preserved, showing no signs of wear on the dial. The original tritium lume plots all remain intact except for the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock markers, and the 6 o'clock marker exhibits degradation which is very common for this reference. The original black inlay hands remain in stunning condition as well, the lume as been professionally matched to the dial with tritium.


The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.