Heuer Carrera

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SKU AS01882
SKU AS01882

Why We Love it

Jack Heuer first conceived of the Carrera in 1962, when he was attending the 12 Hours of Sebring race in Florida.

It was there, in a conversation with the parents of the legendary Rodriguez brothers (both drivers), that Heuer first heard of the Carrera Panamerica, a treacherous five-day race along the Mexican stretch of the Pan-American Highway. The name—and the stories of the 27 lives the race claimed during its five-year run—haunted him, and he registered it the following year.

In designing the Carrera, Heuer finally created something that was entirely his, and is without question the chronograph that is most associated with him. He incorporated a tension ring around the edge of the dial, and printed on it the tachymeter. His obsession with legibility led to a dial design that was simpler to read than the Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Daytona.

What resulted was a chronograph that gave only the most necessary information, with plain baton markers.  It was clean, uncluttered, and undeniably attractive.  

Early Carreras were produced in a variety of styles with a range of dial colors. The dials were manufactured by Singer, the same company that produced dials for the Rolex Daytona. The dials were black, silver, and black-on-white (panda); some references had tachymeter, decimal, or even pulsometer tracks on the outer edge of the dial, in red and occasionally blue. 

The Carrera that we feature here, a Reference 2447N, boasts an early, first execution silver-script dial, with luminous hands and hour markers which have mellowed to a nice patina over time. In the Carrera, Jack Heuer distilled his design ethos, and the Reference 2447N is a perfect example of it. Powered by the robust Valjoux 72, the addition of the third register at 6 o’clock doesn’t clutter the dial—instead, it creates a pleasing trifecta of information which, reinforced by the stark white hands and bright sub-dial hash marks, is easily readable at a glance.

This piece, as fresh and sharp as it was in the 1960s, proves that style really never goes out of fashion.

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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 Carrera

Heuer Carrera

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Heuer Carrera

Why We Love it

Jack Heuer first conceived of the Carrera in 1962, when he was attending the 12 Hours of Sebring race in Florida.

It was there, in a conversation with the parents of the legendary Rodriguez brothers (both drivers), that Heuer first heard of the Carrera Panamerica, a treacherous five-day race along the Mexican stretch of the Pan-American Highway. The name—and the stories of the 27 lives the race claimed during its five-year run—haunted him, and he registered it the following year.

In designing the Carrera, Heuer finally created something that was entirely his, and is without question the chronograph that is most associated with him. He incorporated a tension ring around the edge of the dial, and printed on it the tachymeter. His obsession with legibility led to a dial design that was simpler to read than the Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Daytona.

What resulted was a chronograph that gave only the most necessary information, with plain baton markers.  It was clean, uncluttered, and undeniably attractive.  

Early Carreras were produced in a variety of styles with a range of dial colors. The dials were manufactured by Singer, the same company that produced dials for the Rolex Daytona. The dials were black, silver, and black-on-white (panda); some references had tachymeter, decimal, or even pulsometer tracks on the outer edge of the dial, in red and occasionally blue. 

The Carrera that we feature here, a Reference 2447N, boasts an early, first execution silver-script dial, with luminous hands and hour markers which have mellowed to a nice patina over time. In the Carrera, Jack Heuer distilled his design ethos, and the Reference 2447N is a perfect example of it. Powered by the robust Valjoux 72, the addition of the third register at 6 o’clock doesn’t clutter the dial—instead, it creates a pleasing trifecta of information which, reinforced by the stark white hands and bright sub-dial hash marks, is easily readable at a glance.

This piece, as fresh and sharp as it was in the 1960s, proves that style really never goes out of fashion.

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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