The overall condition of this early Heuer Carrera 2447T with its red tachymeter dial is very good. The hour markers and tritium hour markers have all aged consistently.

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Carrera Chronograph Stainless Steel - 2447T

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We are delighted to offer this stainless steel Heuer Carrera Reference 2447T with red dial writing and tachymeter from the 1960s.

Like many of Jack Heuer’s 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 Pan Americana”, a 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 motorsport. Taking inspiration from this, Heuer chronograph wristwatches throughout the 1960s and 70s were often the tool of choice for professional race-car drivers, owing much to Jack Heuer’s appreciation for motorsport, and hands-on approach with its teams and drivers.

The Heuer Carrera 2447T 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. While the Carrera was produced with a range of dial configurations, this red writing tachymeter three-register arrangement is rare, in comparison to the standard uniform silver and black dials, without the contrasting outer-scales.

Technical Details
Carrera 12, ref 2447T Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.
Age: Circa 1960’s
Dial: silver
Calibre: Valjoux 72 manual winding, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Closure: stainless steel Heuer buckle
Dimensions: 35.3 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement

This Chronograph 2447T incorporates the manual-winding, Valjoux Calibre 72 (signed as “Heuer-Leonidas"), beating at 18,000 A/h, with a power reserve of approximately 46 hours.

The overall condition of this early Heuer Carrera 2447T with its red tachymeter dial is very good. The hour markers and tritium hour markers have all aged consistently. This Carrera 2447T also features a clear, outer track, with coordinating 1/5 second demarcations that has taken on some patina that enhances the overall appearance of the dial.

The stainless-steel case appears to have been lightly polished in the past, but still retains its strong defined lines and chamfers.

The watch is presented on a black calf leather racing style strap, incorporating a stainless-steel Tang buckle.

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