Heuer Carrera | 3647N | steel

T-Swiss black dial

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This vintage, steel Heuer Carrera 3647N watch from the late 1960s is a beautiful example of a now iconic racing chronograph. It has its original, two-register black dial with tritium hour markers and hands. It also has its original, Heuer signed crown.

The Heuer Carrera 3647N epitomises the brand's famous sixties spirit and design philosophy. Jack heuer’s strict adherence to legibility and function, ahead of all other considerations, accomplished a design classic that arguably represents his vision in its purest form. The Heuer Carrera was available in two or three-register layouts; with this 3647N example featuring the former. The ’N’ stands for “noir,” denoting its all-black dial. This example is one of the later models produced, as evidenced by its signed crown and ’T-Swiss’ dial.

Like many of Heuer’s most iconic chronographs, the origins of the Carrera can be traced back to 60s motorsport. It was inspired by one of history’s most dangerous events, the “Carrera Panamericana”, the legendary border-to-border sedan and sports car racing of the 1950’s, on the open roads of Mexico. Translated to "race" or "career" in Spanish, the event ran for five consecutive years and was entered by racers from all over the world, representing virtually every motor sport. Taking inspiration from this, Heuer chronograph wristwatches throughout the 1960s and 70s were often the tool of choice for professional racecar drivers, owing much to Jack Heuer’s appreciation for motorsport, and hands-on approach with its teams and drivers.

This Heuer Carrera 3647N has a “T Swiss” dial. The hour markers are applied, together with aged tritium index markings. The Carrera 3647N also features a clear, outer-track, with 1/5 second demarcations on the tension-ring. The crown of the watch is correct and bears the standard Heuer signature, along with corresponding original pump pushers.

The watch carries the manual-winding, 17 jewel, Valjoux Calibre 92 (labeled as "Leonidas") at its heart, beating at 18,000 A/h, with a power reserve of approximately 39 hours.

This Heuer Carrera 3647N comes fitted with a black leather rally strap and Heuer steel buckle.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.

Brand: Heuer
Model: Carrera Ref. 3647N
Movement: mechanical manual-winding Cal. Valjoux 92
Functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: unrestored black dial
Case: 36.5 mm stainless steel
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet: black leather rally strap, Heuer steel buckle
Year: circa 1969
Box & papers: N/A
The case of this Heuer Carrera is in excellent condition, with classic elongated straight-lugs that are beveled. The watch case is thick and does not suffer from over polishing. This can be seen through the strong visibility of the bevels in the lugs. The two-register black dial is exceptionally well-preserved, with no signs of previous exposure to the elements. The tritium lume on the dial is original, whilst the hands display tritium of a lighter tone, suggesting possible early service replacement. There is a small ding visible on the bottom left-side lug, with some additional wear/scratching on the case and caseback consistent with use.

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