HEUER Carrera 'Congo'
HEUER Carrera 'Congo'





Carrera 30

ref. 7753

Belgian Airforce Issue



Vintage 1970 Valjoux 7733 Chronograph

with Black military Dial 

Very rare example


This pretty rare version of Heuer Carrera was issued to the Belgian Air Force in 1970 - it has a manual wind movement, although Heuer just issued the very first automatic chronographs a year earlier.
The caseback is stamped with FAé marking for Force Aérienne Belge, NATO reference number and the issue unique serial number. 
It also has Heuer serial number stamped between the lugs.
The watch is sometimes falsely called 'Carrera Congo', although it couldn't have been issued to Belgian forces in Congo as they left the country almost 10 year earlier.
The Valjoux 7733 movement works fine and keeps good time, chrono functions working properly, starting, stopping and resetting to zero - it has been serviced in March 2019. 
The watch is overall in very good condition, the case has been professionally refinished, but all edges kept sharp - please see pics.


Make:             Heuer Leonidas SA, Biel, Switzerland 

Model:            Carrera 30, ref. 7753
                       Belgium Air Force Issue

Serial No.:      116xxx (year 1970)

Movement:     Valjoux 7733, 17jewels, manual
                       wind chronograph movement. 
                       Signed Heuer Leonidas SA 

Case:              35.5mm stainless steel case,
                        Water resistant (no guarantee 
                        for water resistance).  
                        Screw back signed Heuer Leonidas SA 
                        Original unsigned crown

Dial:                Military type, matte black dial with
                       two recessed registers, 
                       Lume filled Arabic numerals.
                       Unusual for Carreras Black bezel with
                       seconds scale.
                       Military Pilot type, lume filled white hands

Strap:             18mm NATO Strap strap 

Price: £11900
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