1970s Heuer Carrera (Ref. 73653N)
The Carrera was released the same year as the Daytona, and they are both named after 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 Heuer 73653N is the successor to the earlier "4 digit" Carrera references of the 1960s and features the updated Valjoux 7736 chronograph movement. The 73653N has an undoubtedly 1970s charm while remaining true to its Carrera heritage. This specific model features a lovely blue/gray metallic dial with white sub-dials and outer decimeter track, the hands are easily legible and the orange sweep-seconds chronograph hand makes for a stylish contrasting aesthetic. The Heuer Carrera has a rich racing history but the 73653N is loved by automotive and watch enthusiast alike, perfect for anyone who enjoys a beautiful chronograph wristwatch.
|Dial||Gray W/ White Sub Dials|
|Strap||2pc Leather Rally Strap|
CASE & BRACELET
The excellent case has been previously lightly polished and shows very little wear. The Heuer signed crown and pushers remain original to the watch. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc leather strap
DIAL & HANDS
The beautiful blue/gray sunburst metallic dial remains in excellent vintage condition, The white sub-dials remain clean, showing no signs of wear. The tritium lume plots all remain fully intact when inspected under U.V. light and have achieved a charming orange coloration. The original tritium hands have aged lighter than the dial, which is very common for this reference and they exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. Watch is functioning flawlessly and keeping perfect time.