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Heuer Carrera Ref. 1153N

$3,995

Vintage Heuer 38mm Carrera, Blue Dial, Black Leather Strap, Ref. 1153N

Heuer was one of the original watch manufactures attempting to develop the first automatic chronograph, which ultimately resulted in the production of the caliber 11 in 1969. The Carrera was one of three watches Heuer introduced back in 1969 to showcase their new automatic chronographs. The Carrera 1153N was designed to be an adaptation of the 1963 Carrera, and most notably the 1153N reference used an inner tachymeter. The 38mm stainless steel case features a blue dial which appears slate grey to even black depending on the light. At the six hour is a date reference as well as chronograph function to complete the dial. Attached is a stylish black leather strap, which makes this a very versatile watch for almost any occasion.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Leather

Band Type

Strap

Bezel

Smooth, Tachymeter

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers

Brand

Heuer

Caliber

Buren 11

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

38mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Date, Chronograph

Crystal Material

Acrylic

Dial Color

Blue

Movement

Automatic

Size

35mm – 39mm

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005733
Model #1153N
Model NameCarrera
Year Producedca. 1969-1971
Serial Number1XXXXX

Description

TAG Heuer watches can be seen on the wrists of many celebrities who are attracted to the brand’s iconic watches of the fifties, sixties and seventies.  TAG Heuer was formed in 1985, when the Techniques d’Avant Garde group purchased a controlling interest in Heuer watchmakers.  Often referred to simply as “Heuer” when discussing vintage timepieces, the company was formed in 1860 by Edouard Heuer.  From its roots, Heuer has been affiliated with the chronograph watch and automobile racing.  For some watchmakers, the chronograph was either ignored or offered as one model among many, whereas for Heuer, the chronograph took a primary position.  Heuer produced his first chronograph in 1882, then five years later patented an oscillating pin, which simplified the workings of the time keeping with the stopwatch functions of the watch; it is still in use today by many watchmakers.  Heuer went on to develop the first stopwatch accurate to 1/100 of a second and split-second timers that allowed a person to time multiple events.  In 1933, Heuer introduced chronographs for the dashboards of automobiles and airplanes, dubbed the Autavia for a combination of “AUto” and “AVIAtion”.  There were one pusher chronographs, two pusher chronographs, two and three sub-register chronographs, and three-register chronographs with day, date and month.

In the 1950s, Heuer produced watches to be sold by Abercrombie and Fitch.  When Jack Heuer was recounting how he had developed the iconic Carrera chronograph, he said the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch had started giving the new models names, which Jack Heuer decided he would continue with the Carrera.  In addition to innovative design, Heuer chronographs tended to use movements that have since earned a reputation amongst collectors as some of finest ever produced, including the Valjoux 72 and the Lemania 5100.  These movements together with the clean, beautiful design, make Heuer chronographs some of the most sought- after watches.  Today, TAG Heuer celebrates this history with vintage inspired models that reference the earlier models, as well as new models such as the Monaco V4 that evoke a racing engine, and also a new model luxury digital watch.  TAG Heuer watches will likely continue to be seen on many wrists to come.