1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s
1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s

1966 Heuer Carrera 45 Ref. 3647s


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
Brand Heuer
Style Chronograph
Model Carrera
Serial 75XXX
Size Mens
Material Stainless
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36mm
Strap Black Rally Strap W/ Heuer Buckle

 

CASE & BRACELET

The previously lightly polished case shows normal, soft wear from use. The case retains its original crown. The pump pushers were replaced at a recent service but the watch comes with the original pushers as spare parts. The watch comes on a period correct rally strap with the Heuer buckle. 

DIAL & HANDS

The original silver sunburst dial is vibrant in wonderful vintage 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, however, exhibit some degradation consistent through the dial. The original hands show almost no wear and the lume matches the dial patina perfectly, the tritium lume show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. 

ACCESSORIES 

None. Watch was just serviced and is running at COSC spec.