Up for grabs is one of the rarest and most desirable Heuer chronographs of all time – the early, pre-Carrera Ref. 2447 chronograph. These watches were produced in the 1940s, and housed in a huge, 38mm steel screwback and pump-pushers case. These particular watches are notably early for their casebacks, which feature a large Heuer logo/writing on the outside of the caseback, and also by the use of the rare Valjoux 71 movement, which Heuer later transitioned to the Valjoux 72 for the Carrera line. Further, this watch is fitted with a rare black, gilt dial, very seldom seen.
This Heuer Pre-Carrera is in excellent condition. The case is unpolished and razor sharp. The dial is in great condition, devoid of any serious wear, and still retains some of its original gloss. The original radium lume is still present on the dial, with some minor loss/aging, and the hands have been professionally matched to the dial.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime to own this rare watch, as only a handful have come to market over the past several years.