Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Black Dial
Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Black Dial

SIGNED HEUER, CARRERA, DATO MODEL, REF. 3147N, CASE NO. 127'883, CIRCA 1967

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Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Black Dial
Signed Heuer, Carrera, Dato Model, Ref. 3147N, Case No. 127'883, Circa 1967
Movement: Manual, Cal. 189, 17 jewels
Dial: Black, baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, subsidiary dial, date
Case: Stainless steel, screw back, two round buttons in the band, 36.5mm diam.
Strap/Buckle: Associated leather strap, associated stainless steel buckle

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Lot Essay

The Heuer Carrera is an iconic design that more and more people appreciate as a classic over time. in recent years, people have begun to seek out the rare versions with black dials, across references. That is certainly the case for the Carrera Dato reference 3147N, second generation.

Powered by a Landeron 189 movement, these Carrera Datos were the first chronographs to incorporate a date, which was a useful and important innovation at the time. The addition of the date to the movement made it thicker than its Valjoux 72 and 92 competitors, so Heuer created a case back that was deeper to accommodate the movement. The result is a Carrera that is a bit thicker, but that wears beautifully on the wrist.

The present watch is a striking and beautifully preserved example of the reference 3147N (N for “noir” or black dial).
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