Referens 2447 D
Där "D" står för Decimalscale, alltså den blå skalan ytterst på urtavlan. Jag tror det är lite ovanligt och den blåa texten är populär. Den är köpt i september 1966 enligt ett excelark som förste ägaren hade. Den har en skada på tavlan kl 4 som syns på bilderna. Jag servade den i somras och har papper på det.
Urverket är ett Valjoux 72 (samma som i tex manuella daytona) och den går riktigt bra. Kronografen fungerar felfritt.
The Heuer Carrera is one of those utilitarian objects whose inherently good design allowed it to make the leap from practical tool to iconic design object.
THE FULL STORY
It’s hard to pick out any one thing that makes this such a classic, because there's so much to love. Jack Heuer believed in the mantra “Legibility is key,” which remained the guiding principle of watch design at Heuer while Jack Heuer ruled the roost. He placed emphasis on putting utility ahead of any other considerations, which has remained a part of Heuer’s design philosophy throughout the history of its production.
Unlike many cult watches that took time to find an audience – like the Royal Oak, for – the Carrera was an immediate hit, with a simple clean design that captured the spirit of motorsports in the 1960s to a T (the first Heuer Carrera was shown at Basel in 1963). The reference 2447D we’ve found for you here is a wonderful example of what makes the Carrera the Carrera – a three-register dial in wonderful condition that shows great attention to detail in getting the little things right as well; the small “T Swiss” at 6:00 balances the Heuer logo at 12:00 nicely. The silver dial tone offsets the pleasant patina on the lume, and of course, you get the famed Carrera case, with its down-turned lugs. This particular example is a second execution of the Carrera with “Decimal” scale (the “D” after 2447 denotes this) for measuring efficiency in industrial environments. For example, if someone is spending 30 minutes out of an hour of their day in a factory doing something, that is 50% of the hour, hence the 50 on the scale. This is a classic that really deserves to be called a classic, and a great entry point to collecting both vintage Heuer and vintage chronographs in general.
THE FINE PRINT
Year: Circa 1968
Case No: 77795
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 35.5mm diameter; 13mm thickness
Lume: Yes, tritium
Caliber: Valjoux manual-winding caliber 72
Bracelet/Strap: HODINKEE Reid Watch Strap In Olive Green
Lug Width: 18mm
WHAT WE LOVE AND WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The case is in good condition and has been polished lightly as is commonly seen with Carreras from this era. The watch retains its original Heuer crown and chronograph pushers. The dial is in great condition and shows no signs of fading or damage. The tritium luminous dots on the dial are stunning and match the tritium luminous material in the hour and minute hands.
This watch is rare in so many ways!! Let us start with the name: “Kronometer Stockholm”. The company “Kronometer Stockholm” was founded in 1933 and where in business until 1976. In the beginning of Kronometer Stockholms history they mostly handled the transactions for workwatches, stopwatches, labwatches, different watches for ships, pocket watches and chronograph-based watches for measuring time. But times changed and so did the companies focus, hence they switched to wristwatches which in late 1940’s and 60s where their main business. Kronometer Stockholm chose to put even more focus on chronographs to the private market and opened their own shop on Roslagsgatan 9 in Stockholm. They mostly sold expensive pieces through their contract with Breitling. Many of these Chronographs both had Breitling and Kronometer Stockholm logo on their dials but not all of them!
Our KS watch is a ”Breitling” ref. 734 in a 37mm case. During the 40’s would’ve been considered oversized, and even today it remains one of the most legible and wearable watches.
Our particular watch was retailed by Kronometer Stockholm, who were the official distributors for Breitling in Sweden. The difference lies in the dial, where there is a beautiful stamping of Kronometer Stockholm’s crown.
Furthermore, this is a huge watch. 37mm during the 40’s would’ve been considered oversized, and even today it remains one of the most legible and wearable watches.
The watch that WOFS now can put out for sale is one of these given to its original owner in the early 1950’s. The watch therefor only have had one owner before us and is in a magnificent and historical condition.
Object nr: WOFS Sales mission
Reference: 2447 D
Movement: Valjoux 72
Original crown: Yes
Size: 37mm ex crown
Lug Width: 19mm
Serviced: Yes, under warranty until 23-01-31
If you search for an untouched original dial from the 1940’s - this is it!
The watch shows signs from wear but it is still as good as We like them - blue original hands, original crown well preserved case and a cappuccino brown dial with signs of ageing. There is a small mark at the dial but besides that - so much to love for a collector.
The crystal got some small signs of use and the caseback got some thin scratches but nothing remarkable.
If you search for something authentic and uniqe this is the watch for you!
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