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Details & Cataloguing

Important Watches

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CARRERA, REF 1158 CHN YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1977
Dial: gilt
Calibre: cal. 12 automatic, 17 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down back with engraved dedication
Closure: associated buckle
Dimensions: 38mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none
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Catalogue Note

Arguably one of the most sought after Heuer chronograph models the reference 1158 Carrera was introduced in 1969 and enjoyed a production run of nearly 10 years being discontinued around 1978. The reference gained significant popularity when in the 1970s Jack Heuer awarded each driver of Ferrari’s Formula One team with this model.  

The 1158 CHN, shown here, has several noticeable attributes which not only sets it apart from other executions of the reference but also make this model particularly desirable. Its black subsidiary dials in particular lend the watch a very sporty aesthetic and strong presence on the wrist.  The black is also accented on the hands and indexes creating balance and consistency. The date disc on this particular watch is white indicating that it is of the second series of the 1158 CHN.  The watch is furthermore retained in lovely original condition.

Important Watches

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