HEUER CARRERA 30 REF. 7753NT
The Heuer Carrera was launched in 1963, and the inspiration for this iconic watch was taken by the most dangerous car race in the world at the time, the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. The Carrera Panamericana was an international road car race held in Mexico from 1950 to 1954, when it was suspended as it was deemed too dangerous by the same authorities who had originally promoted it. Jack Heuer, then at the lead of Heuer, was fascinated by this extreme race and decided to create a sports chronograph for drivers naming it “Carrera”. The simple but essential design, the size and the reliability of the caliber made this watch an icon just a few years after its introduction. Today, the Carrera is still produced in a modern version by TAG HEUER. The most sought-after Carrera models are vintage models exceptionally preserved like this Carrera 30 reference 7753NT.
This Heuer Carrera 30 is a 2 counters chronograph reference 7753NT introduced by Heuer in early 70’s. The most interesting characteristics of this Carrera reference are the 35mm screw back case with pump pushers, black dial with outer tachymetric scale and contrasting subdials, manual winding Valjoux 7730 caliber. The present reference is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after among Heuer collectors. The watch is in excellent general condition and has no particular flaws. The dial has no scratches or marks, the case is exceptionally well preserved, the Valjoux 7730 movement works perfectly, the caseback has no steel-cancer and screws as it should. All components are correct for a second series Carrera chronograph, including the dial without the “T” indication for tritium and the caseback with the signature “Heuer-Leonidas”.