When Jack Heuer started to work on a new chronograph specifically designed for drivers and motor-racing enthusiasts in 1963, he knew what was needed for the motor racing drivers: a wide-open, easy-to-read dial with a shock-resistant and waterproof case tough enough for road wear. The following year this life-long fan of motor racing launched the result, a mechanical, manual-wound chronograph called the Carrera. For the name, he reached back to a racing legend from the 1950s, the Carrera Pan Americana. The Carerra, which in Spanish means “competition of the highest order” remains synonymous with excitement, danger, adventure, and heroism.
This new silver and blue three-hand piece, with a touch of red on the flange’s “60”, the Heuer logo and the second hand, looks like a colored tribute to the original 1963-Carrera design.
The blue small second counter matches the blue vintage perforated leather strap. The Heuer logo on the clasp of the strap personifies the style up to the tiniest details. The silver, blue and red combination gives to this watch a very retro-trendy look.
This three-hands is powered by the COSC-certified Calibre 6, with a power reserve of 44 hours and a decoration, “Côtes de Genève” on the oscillating mass.
Eventually the glassbox makes its look more airy, more pure, truly in this vintage inspiration. The timepiece comes in a 39 mm case, which is an ideal choice for both men and women.