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    Zodiac/Heuer Carrera, Rare Ref. 1153 Automatic Chronograph with Factory-Overpainted Dial, Stainless Steel, Circa 1969
    Case: 38 mm, stainless steel, three body, tonneau, brushed and polished, with snap-on bezel, round pushers, left-handed crown, and screw-down back, No. 254923
    Dial: blue sunburst, with raised white outer tachymeter scale, outer minute track with quarter-hour luminous dots, white guilloche 30-minute and 12-hour registers, and stainless-framed date aperture; skeletonized white baton hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, black baton register hands, and orange sword chrono hand
    Movement: Zodiac caliber 90 (Heuer caliber 11 base) automatic, 17 jewels, Swiss lever, with chronograph and date functions, and gilt finish
    Band: stainless steel bracelet, 11 links, approximately 7 1/2 inches maximum length, including watch, with Zodiac logo on deployment clasp
    Signed: Zodiac on dial, case, movement, and clasp

    This rare timepiece is essentially identical to the Heuer reference 1153N, and houses a Heuer-sourced chronograph movement, among the first with automatic winding. Close inspection reveals that the Heuer Carrera dial markings can still be seen beneath the Zodiac lettering. The Heuer name also appears to have been obliterated by the factory within the case back.


    Condition Report*: Type: Zodiac/Heuer Carrera, Rare Ref. 1153 Automatic Chronograph with Factory-Overpainted Dial, Stainless Steel, Circa 1969
    Signed: Zodiac on dial, case, movement, and clasp
    Model: Ref. 1153 Automatic Chronograph
    Dial: blue sunburst, with raised white outer tachymeter scale, outer minute track with quarter-hour luminous dots, white guilloche 30-minute and 12-hour registers, and stainless-framed date aperture
    Hands: skeletonized white baton hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, black baton register hands, and orange sword chrono hand
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #254923
    Case Info: three body, tonneau, brushed and polished, with snap-on bezel, round pushers, left-handed crown, and screw-down back
    Case Width: 38 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Zodiac caliber 90 (Heuer caliber 11 base) automatic, 17 jewels, Swiss lever, with chronograph and date functions, and gilt finish
    Band: stainless steel bracelet, 11 links, approximately 7 1/2 inches maximum length, including watch, with Zodiac logo on deployment clasp
    Circa: 1969
    Condition: Very good dial, with intact luminous quarter-hour dots and luminous paint on hands, showing light patina around registers. Excellent case and band, showing light wear. Running, with all functions working, but service is recommended.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    June, 2019
    3rd Monday
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