Heuer Carrera Ref 7753
About the Watch:
In the early 1960s, Jack Heuer created the Carrera line of chronograph timepieces, which was sold as a separate line of Heuer watches. Named after the legendary Carrera Panamerica Rally race, the watch was designed with the race car driver in mind. With its easy-to-read, well-balanced, and race car instrument panel-inspired dial, the Carrera quickly became a popular classic among enthusiasts.
Heuer brand was created in 1860 and specialized in stopwatches and chronographs. Their focus was on instruments used in sports, such as dashboard timers. However, the focus shifted for Heuer brands in the late 1950s, early 1960s, as the popularity of chronograph wristwatches was gaining momentum. In 1962, when Jack Heuer, a race car driver, and motorsport enthusiast, became head of the company, he spearheaded the creation of the Carrera watch.
The Heuer Carrera Ref 7753 has a 36mm stainless steel case, with a domed acrylic crystal. The Ref 7753 is powered by a Valjoux 7730 manual wind chronograph movement. The two-register dial is white, with white sub-dials, steel hands with faceted indexes, and a sunken outer decimal scale.
This Carrera Ref 7753 is in good condition. The case appears to be unpolished and the lines are still very sharp. It does show some wear, consistent with the age of the watch. The dial has a discoloration between the T Swiss marking and the 6 o’clock hour marker. There are missing lume plots at the 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10 o’clock positions. This piece comes with a rally-style leather strap and the original Heuer tang buckle.