The Heuer Carrera would have to be one of the most iconic timepieces ever created. Designed by Jack Heuer in the early ’60s, the Carrera line still exists till this day with early models becoming some of the most desired vintage watches in the market.
With the Carrera, legibility underpinned all of its design cues, with Jack Heuer taking an obsessive stance on stripping away all that was unnecessary and presenting only the most important information on the watch dial. The result was a clean three register chronograph with baton markers and an outer tension ring that featured the minute markers.
Over the years, the Carrera saw many dial variants, from different colour combinations to different scales featured on the dial. The example you see here today is the purest and simplest form of the Carrera- the plain silver dial variant. Powered by a Valjoux 92 movement, its a column-wheel calibre that is both reliable and high in quality.
Of all the watches ever created, in my opinion, the Carrera is one of the most beautiful and timeless. The case of the Carrera, with those long angular inward lugs, have an amazing proportionality and while it does look good in photos, on the wrist it is so much better.
Even by today's standards, the Carrera still looks like a modern watch. It shows that in design if you only design what is necessary, without superfluousness, you will end up with a product that will remain relevant for generations.