Vintage early 1960s PreCarrera Chronograph
Valjoux 72 Movement
Beautiful example of pre Carrera chronograph dated 1960-62 in waterproof stainless steel case with round pushers. This watch was a direct predecessor of legendary Heuer Carrera 12 and as seen here, Carrera design is partly based on this simple, yet very readable dial of ref.2444.
One of the most beautiful Heuer chronographs ever IMO - a must have in any serious Heuer collection!
It's all in original condition, keeps good time and chrono functions works as should.
Make: Ed. HEUER & Co., Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
Model: ref.2444 S, dated 1960-62
Serial No 12847 (case)
Movement: manual wind chronograph movement Valjoux 72
(17 jewels). Marked Ed.Heuer on the bridge
Case: 35.2mm stainless steel case with round pushers,
Stainless steel screw-on case back marked internally
with Heuer logo
Dial: Silver with raised hour bars and with three registers.
Luminous steel hands, blue chrono hands.
Strap: 18mm genuine leather strap