Heuer Camaro

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SKU AS02270
SKU AS02270

Why We Love it

Heuer launched the Camaro in 1968, the year before the Chronomatic was fitted into its other lines the following year. As something of an outlier when compared to the automatic chronographs Heuer also offered at the time, the Camaro lived very much in the shadows. It had one of the shortest production runs of all the models, only a few short years, which led to its relative rarity today.

While the Camaro was produced in numerous configurations, many collectors are drawn to the symmetry of the two register variants. This one is a Reference 9220 NT (N for noir, or black, and T for the tachymeter track on the outer rim of the dial). Featuring two sub registers--a running seconds at 9:00 and a 45-minute counter at 3:00--the dial of the 9220 is minimalist without being sterile, and hearkens to gauges on a vintage dashboard.

The 9220NT is driven by a Valjoux 92 manually-wound chronograph unit, a true workhorse movement used extensively throughout the 1960s. As a variant of the Valjoux 72, it has a similar architecture to the calibre that's well-loved throughout the industry. The only difference between the Valjoux 92 and its cousin, the Valjoux 72, is that the Valjoux 92 lacks an hour counter at 6 o'clock. 

The dial of this particular version, black at the beginning of its life, has taken on a light even fade which has given it a warm chocolate hue. The strong case with its barrel pushers bears the iconic sunburst factory brushing characteristic of the model. Despite measuring 37mm, the case of the Camaro wears larger on the wrist, which is typical of square and cushion case watches.

The hand-cranking Valjoux movement lends itself to a lower profile than the Calibre 11-driven chronographs of the 1970s.

In a sense, the Camaro is a blend of the early manually-wound Carreras and the later Monacos, with the combination of a square cushion case and straight lugs, evocative of a Monaco, and manual calibers and dials similar to Carreras. Larger than a Carrera but without the heft of a Monaco, the Camaro is as comfortable on the wrist as it is stylish. Though simple, it is simply stunning, and would be a worthy entrant to any collection.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Heuer Camaro

Heuer Camaro

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Heuer Camaro

Why We Love it

Heuer launched the Camaro in 1968, the year before the Chronomatic was fitted into its other lines the following year. As something of an outlier when compared to the automatic chronographs Heuer also offered at the time, the Camaro lived very much in the shadows. It had one of the shortest production runs of all the models, only a few short years, which led to its relative rarity today.

While the Camaro was produced in numerous configurations, many collectors are drawn to the symmetry of the two register variants. This one is a Reference 9220 NT (N for noir, or black, and T for the tachymeter track on the outer rim of the dial). Featuring two sub registers--a running seconds at 9:00 and a 45-minute counter at 3:00--the dial of the 9220 is minimalist without being sterile, and hearkens to gauges on a vintage dashboard.

The 9220NT is driven by a Valjoux 92 manually-wound chronograph unit, a true workhorse movement used extensively throughout the 1960s. As a variant of the Valjoux 72, it has a similar architecture to the calibre that's well-loved throughout the industry. The only difference between the Valjoux 92 and its cousin, the Valjoux 72, is that the Valjoux 92 lacks an hour counter at 6 o'clock. 

The dial of this particular version, black at the beginning of its life, has taken on a light even fade which has given it a warm chocolate hue. The strong case with its barrel pushers bears the iconic sunburst factory brushing characteristic of the model. Despite measuring 37mm, the case of the Camaro wears larger on the wrist, which is typical of square and cushion case watches.

The hand-cranking Valjoux movement lends itself to a lower profile than the Calibre 11-driven chronographs of the 1970s.

In a sense, the Camaro is a blend of the early manually-wound Carreras and the later Monacos, with the combination of a square cushion case and straight lugs, evocative of a Monaco, and manual calibers and dials similar to Carreras. Larger than a Carrera but without the heft of a Monaco, the Camaro is as comfortable on the wrist as it is stylish. Though simple, it is simply stunning, and would be a worthy entrant to any collection.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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