Heuer Camaro Panda Date
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Just. Look. At. This. Watch.
Slogging through piles of rare and interesting vintage timepieces all day can be a real slog, and you'll have to forgive us for becoming a little blasé on the subject from time to time. All those great cases, all that brilliant history, and all those brilliant mechanicals can really wear a guy down (insert winky face emoticon here). So when we say this one is jaw droppingly magnifcent, we really need to stress just how much we mean it.
We LOVE the Camaro. Love it. In all of its configurations, silver, black, exotic, or otherwise. But this one takes the taco. Two register silver panda DATE. I mean, its just the coolest configuration there is or ever could be. Then of course it had to go and be in stupidly, stupidly mint condition - the result of a very thoughtful previous owner and the world's leading Heuer restoration expert. Let's just say this one spent some time in Belgium, and damn does it show. Just. Wow.
The case? Perfect.
The dial? Perfect.
The hands? Yep, those too.
We've only come across one other example of this particular execution in our time, and aren't likely to come across another any time soon. Certainly not one that looks anything like this magnificent beastie. Drop us a line if you'd like to chat about making it yours!
About the Camaro:
Heuer launched the Camaro in 1968, before the introduction of the first automatic-winding movement, the Chronomatic, was fitted into the Monaco, the Autavia and the Carrera lines the following year. Last seen in the 1972 catalog, the Camaro had one of the shortest production runs of all the models from the 60s and 70s, leading to their relative rarity today.
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.
Despite a case measuring 37mm, the Camaro wears larger than the numbers might suggest as is typical with square and cushion case watches. The hand-crank Valjoux movement lends itself to a thin case, allowing for a lower profile than the Calibre 11-driven chronos of the 1970s. The case features a variety of finishes, notably the signature Heuer sunburst finish on the top of the case, beveling down into a polished outer perimeter and the polished finish continuing onto the sides of the case and lugs. Coming in an array of dial and movement combinations, the Camaro offers an incredible opportunity for any fan of vintage Heuer.
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Shipping & Returns
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.
Heuer Camaro Panda Date