Vintage Heuer Carrera "45" Chronograph ref.3647s

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The Watch


In 1963 Ed Heuer showcased the very first Heuer Carrera, named Carrera for the extremely dangerous Carrera Panamericana race through Mexico, at the Basel Fair in the ref 2447, which was a three register Chronograph, very shortly after Heuer released the "Heuer 45" a two register Chronograph or the reference 3647s, which embodied Ed Heuer's vision for the Heuer Carrera line being highly legible and sleek, but with curves in all the right places. It is this stunning simplicity that made the Heuer Carrera such an iconic model throughout all walks of life.


This extremely handsome Carrera 45 is powered by the Valjoux 92, which is a version of the iconic Valjoux 72 but without the hour register. The 36mm Case gently curves over your wrist with acute angled but pleasingly sharp twisted lugs.The well proportioned two-register Silver Dial really is the embodiment of Heuer's vision and for a Watch designed 60 years ago is incredibly contemporary, whether you're dressing down or up, this guy has your back.


View this Carrera in a video: here



The Specs

Age: c.1965-67.
Reference: 3647s.
Movement: Manual Wind with 45 min Chronograph. Sub Seconds.
Calibre: Valjoux 92.
Timekeeping: Very good.
Service History: Serviced April 2023.
Dial: Original Heuer Singer Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 36mm/38.5mm.  End to End: 44.5mm.
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Original.
Crown and Pushers: Original signed Crown and Original pushers.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new Light Brown Genuine Leather Strap with Heuer Buckle.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Supreme Quality Valjoux Movement.
- The Embodiment of Ed Heuer's Vision.
- Sharp Twisted Lugs.
- Suitable for all Occasions.

Nitty Gritty:
-Light Scratches throughout the Case.
-Original Crystal has a Small Crack by the 5 hour register.
Overall this Heuer is in very nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in Beautiful condition. 
 Case is in nice nick, with some scratches throughout but nothing major. Lugs still nice and sharp.
Crystal is Original but has a small crack, which is barely noticeable due to location.
Crown and Pushers Original.
The hands are in good nick.
 Photographed on a 7 inch Wrist.