1960s Heuer Carrera ref. 7753 “Belgian Air Force”

Before joining the Tag group, Heuer was famous for its chronographs, showing strong relationships with the racing world but not only…

The history of the Carrera goes back to 1963, imagined by the genius Jack Heuer, and produced over a relatively short period until 1980. It takes its name from the dangerous Mexican professional race “Carrera Panamericana”, a real icon of the time and initially stopped in 1955. Jack Heuer, with the Carrera, has taken an obsessive position of readability on the entire dial by eliminating everything that was unnecessary. Initially developed for the racing world, another sector will be interested by this prowess and this desire of readability at all tests, it is the army.

The Heuer Carrera 7753 was produced and issued to the LuM-Faé (Lucht Macht – Air Force) which was the Belgian air force in 350 known examples. Only a few have been refound since the 60s due to the destruction of parts in the field and by time.

Recognizable among all, it embodies the aesthetic lightness of the Carrera and the essential readability of army watches. This ref.7753 belgium army features a sublime matte black dial highlighted by large tritium numerals and hands. The stainless steel case has solid lugs, even though it bears witness to the passage of time.

Inside its 36mm, the watch is powered by the Valjoux 7753 movement whose reputation is well-established.

This example is a true barn find, it never appeared on the market. Showing some signs of use, it is still in great shape, featuring an unpolished case and perfect dial.

ModelCarrera Belgium Army
Case materialStainless steel
MovementManual, Valjoux 7753

CaseUnpolished, nice condition
DialPerfect condition
HandsOriginal, maybe partially repainted at some point 


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