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Heuer Pre-Carrera

Ref. 2444 circa 1962

Maker:

Heuer

Model:

Pre Carrera

Reference No.:

2444

Date:

circa 1962

Serial No.:

127**

Case:

Steel 37mm. diameter case with screw-back & 18mm. lugs

Bezel:

Calatrava-type bezel

Dial:

Silver with 3 engine-turned subsidiaries, gilt-brass baton markers and original lume triangles, signed HEUER Made in Switzerland.

Hands:

Dauphine gilt-brass brass hour and minute hands with original luminous inserts, blued steel sweep chronograph hand and gilt-brass sub hands.

Movement:

Valjoux 72, manual wind, signed ED. Heuer & CO SWITZERLAND SA HEUER 454***

Strap:

Brown Leather strap by Bulang & Sons

Price:

£5000

Info:

The Heuer 2444 was one of the company's earliest wrist chronographs and shows a bridge between the ‘50s chronographs and the beginnings of a more ascetic, less decorated style that would come to characterise 1960s Heuer. The majority of Heuer's business was still in timers and stopwatches, but with the advent of the ref. 2444 followed swiftly by the 2447 Carrera and 2446, the timers were soon to be superseded by the craze for wrist chronograph.