Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch
Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch

SIGNED HEUER, CARRERA, REF. 3647S, NO. 61'844, CIRCA 1965

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Heuer. A Fine Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch
Signed Heuer, Carrera, Ref. 3647S, No. 61'844, Circa 1965
Movement: Manual, Cal. 72
Dial: Silvered, baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, two subsidiary dials
Case: Stainless steel, screw back, two round buttons in the band, 35.5mm diam.
Strap/Buckle: Associated leather strap, Heuer stainless steel buckle
Accompanied By: An Heuer tie-tag with original sale price of $37.50 and dated February 1965, an original sales receipt dated January 6th, 1966, and an Heuer Carrera presentation box

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Lot Essay

To the best of our knowledge, the present watch is the finest and most complete example of an early Heuer Carrera in the world.

Not only is the watch preserved in mint condition with minimal wear to the unpolished case, but it includes a stunning box with CARRERA printed on the inside, something never previously seen to the market, and it is accompanied by its original receipt and a booklet specifically on how to use the reference 3647S.

According to the receipt, the watch was purchased new in February 1965 from the Würzburg Area US Military Base Exchange by a Captain in the US Army 3rd Infantry. It is clear he wore it only a small number of times and that it was primarily preserved in its box. The purchase price was $37.50

Furthermore, the watch includes a large serial number engraved between lugs at 6 o’clock. Only the earliest Carreras have these large serial numbers and they are coveted by Carrera collectors.

Between the condition of the watch, the possibly unique Carrera box, purchase receipt and US Army provenance, it is truly a museum-worthy Carrera the likes of which may never be seen again.



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