STRAP: Black Corfam strap with Heuer pin buckle
CALIBRE: Landeron 189
FUNCTIONS: Date, Chronograph
ACCESSORIES: Heuer leather case
Phillips / Lot 29 / The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection: Exceptional Heuer Chronographs From The Jack Heuer Era / Geneva / 11 November 2017
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, Heuer Carrera Chronographs 1963-85, pgs. 130,132 & 133 (illustrated)
Launched in 1966, the Carrera Dato 45, named after its 45 minutes register, was powered by a Landeron caliber 189. The Swiss movement manufacture, based in Le Landeron, was famous for the quality of its chronograph movements and it was, therefore, a very logical choice for Heuer to have them supply the heart of their new reference.
The present 1st execution dial features an original and unusual positioning of the date at 12 o'clock and two registers, whilst the second execution would see the date moved to the 9 o'clock position where it would not be hidden by the chronograph hand. Consequently, the running seconds register disappeared from this later execution, allowing a better reading of both the date and the chronograph.