1980s Heuer Carrera (Ref. 510.523) "Lemania Cal. 5100"
The Carrera was released the same year as the Daytona and chronographs both shared Singer-made dials and the Valjoux 72 movement. They are both named after races famous races too – the Carrera for the extremely dangerous Carrera Panamericana race through Mexico. Through the years the Carrera evolved and took on many roles, however, it always remained a functional chronograph with automotive enthusiasts in mind.
In the 1980s the Heuer Carrera had already seen a few changes, however, the most tasteful to come out of the era is the ref. 510.523. Utilizing the robust Lemania cal. 5100 chronograph movement, the Carrera ref. 510.523 is the most utilitarian reference in its lineage.
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The unpolished tonneau case is in exceptional condition, showing only very minor signs of previous use and strong factory brushing. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pump pushers. The unpolished case back shows some light wear and is in overall excellent condition. The original Heuer "Juilbee-Style" flip-flock bracelet is unpolished as well and featured its original fivers extension, the bracelet retains 17 links that show some stretch from use.
The original matte black dial is simply flawless, retaining all of its original text while showing no blemishes or signs of age. The tritium lume plots have achieved a charming light green patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. All of the hands remain original to the watch and the lumed hour and minute hands match the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the lume in the hour and minute hands show some very minor cracking and are stable.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time and functioning perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.