1960s Heuer Carrera "Dato 45" Ref. 31475
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The Heuer Carrera, an icon of motorsport-inspired timekeeping, debuted in 1963, embodying the spirit of precision racing. Conceived by Jack Heuer, it was named after the grueling Carrera Panamericana road race, known for its challenging terrain. The Carrera's design emphasized legibility and functionality, featuring a clean, minimalist dial with contrasting sub-dials and a tachymeter scale, catering to the needs of racing enthusiasts and drivers. Its sleek and timeless aesthetic, coupled with its accuracy and reliability, quickly made it a favorite among motorsport aficionados and watch connoisseurs alike.
The Carrera Dato 45, a distinguished variation introduced later, added a unique touch to the Carrera line with its innovative date function. Released in the late 1960s, the Dato 45 integrated a date display at the 9th hour/45 minute position, setting it apart as a distinctive and functional iteration within the Carrera series. This additional complication enhanced its practicality while maintaining the Carrera's iconic design language, making it a sought-after choice among those seeking a blend of elegance and functionality in a racing chronograph.
This 1960s Heuer Carrera Dato 45 has been preserved in its astonishingly original condition and even appears to retain its original strap and clasp. The clean dial layout along with the unique date display, showcases the Carrera's iconic aesthetics and functional prowess. Its remarkable condition speaks volumes about its care and maintenance over the years.
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