Heuer Pre-Carrera 2447 Valjoux 72

rare 40s chronograph - fantastic look - valjoux 72

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This is a Heuer Pre-Carrera Reference 2447 from the 40s. An old and rare chronograph with a Valjoux 72 movement and an enchanting vintage look.

The history of Heuer watches goes back to 1860. In 1882 Edouard Heuer patented his first chronograph. In 1920 Heuer was chosen as the official watch brand for the Olympic Games in Antwerp.

In the 1940s, the military was one of the most important target groups for Heuer chronographs. The Pre-Carrera offered here was also designed for military use. The two most important properties of a military watch were precision and readability. The precision of this chronograph is based on the legendary Valjoux 72 caliber, which to this day operates perfectly keeping very precisely time. A large screw-down stainless steel case and a black dial with large Arabic numerals ensure good readability.

The dial is a true vintage dream. Due to natural aging, the black surface developed an absolutely even patina. The luminous material is radium, which can be detected with a Geiger counter. The radium acquired a light greenish hue and is evenly aged in the hour numerals and hands. The gilt lettering on the dial gives the watch a very warm look. The large 38mm diameter of the case is very popular with collectors today. The lugs are sharp and have slight signs of wear. The lugs have sharp edges and slight signs of wear. The case cover is correctly stamped with the number 2913.

What really makes this old Heuer chronograph so rare is its excellenta and authentic condition. An amazing vintage look and the legendary Valjoux 72 movement additionally increase the collector's value of this vintage watch.

Int.Exe.: 80920

Seriennummer: 66xxx
Features

Manufacturer: Heuer

Model: Pre-Carrera

Reference: 2447

Functions: chronograph - small second - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 38mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 72

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1943

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - unpolished or light polished

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