Forums Latest Members

[WTS] Heuer Pre-Carrera 2447 Big-Eye Oversized Gilt Black & Radium Chronograph

  1. luzer

    luzer Nov 29, 2022

    [WTS] Heuer Pre-Carrera 2447 Big-Eye Oversized Gilt Black & Radium Chronograph

    For sale is my Heuer 2447 Pre-Carrera with free worldwide insured shipping or local meetup in NYC.

    I received this watch in a trade with a well known Heuer collector a few years back. This is a three register, black-dial pre-Carrera chronograph with painted Radium numeral and gilt accents. It is in the original ‘waterproof’ screw back case from the 1940s / 50s. The serial number between the lugs is 67190.

    Across Dial 38mm
    Thickness 13.5mm
    Between Lugs 20mm
    Year: 1940s
    Case No: 67190
    Material: Stainless steel
    Crystal: Plexiglass
    Lume: Radium
    Caliber: Manual winding Valjoux 72
    Bracelet/Strap: HODINKEE Sedona in Ash Grey
    Box/Papers: No

    Read why OTD calls this a grail

    Quote: “Why It’s a Grail. Heuer added three-register chronographs to its line-up of two-register chronographs in around 1942. The three-register models included a variety of options — dials could be either white or black; cases could be either waterproof (screw-back) or non-waterproof (snap-back); dial and hands were either painted with radium or non-radioactive paint; and there were also choices of tachymeter and telemeter scales. Today, it’s the waterproof cases that attract the following, with the Reference 2447 series, powered by the Vajoux 72 movement, and the Reference 346 model, powered by the Valjoux 71 movement. Within this range of watches, the Reference 2447 with the black dial has become the grail. The Reference 2447 was the true “pre-Carrera”, with the case’s angular lugs foreshadowing those of the Carrera.
    Heuer_2447N_oversized6.jpg 1946broch05.jpg Heuer_2447N_oversized_b1.jpeg Heuer_2447N_oversized_b3.jpeg Heuer_2447N_oversized_b4.jpeg Heuer_2447N_oversized_b5.jpeg Heuer_2447N_oversized_b6.jpeg Heuer_2447N_oversized_b7.jpeg Heuer_2447N_oversized_b8.jpeg
    inchpincher likes this.