There once was a time when the only Chronograph movements available were manual ones, not automatics. And in 1969 there was this huge push to launch the first Automatic Chronograph. At the end, it was a 3-horse race between Zenith, Seiko and Heuer.
And when it was clear Seiko would end up finishing 3rd, it came down to Zenith and Heuer.
Many credit Zenith with being the first (hence the name "El Primero"), since they introduced the first working prototype in early 1969, but Heuer was the first to take an Automatic Chronograph to market.
Despite the endless debate, there is no denying that the Heuer calibre 11 is a very important movement. And when inserted in their gorgeous Carrera case, a legend was born.
This is a 1970 Heuer Carrera 1153 with their famous calibre 11.
Model Ref.: Carrera 1153
Diameter: 37mm (approx)
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