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.
|Heuer Jubilee-Style Flip-Lock Clasp Bracelet
The sunburst-finished, tonneau-shaped stainless steel case is in superb condition and is believed to remain unpolished, with the original finish remaining crisp with equally sharp case edges. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pump pushers. The case back is also believed to remain unpolished with strong factory finishing present. The original and Heuer Jubilee-style flip-lock clasp bracelet retains 17 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.
The original and flawless matte black dial is a beautifully utilitarian display for the Lemania Cal. 5100 movement. The tritium lume plots have a subtle greenish color and exhibit no degradation when inspected under UV light. All of the hands remain original to the watch, the lume in the hour and minute hands match the dial lume perfectly and exhibit extremely subtle cracking under UV light inspection.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time and functioning perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.