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I first saw this dial (this very sample) around one year ago . . . My guess is that it was made for Heuer, but never actually used in a chronograph produced by Heuer. As is so often the case, could have been produced as a sample or prototype, etc.
Someone could probably build it into a nice looking watch, then we would have the question, "What is it?". My answer: a sample or prototype dial, being housed in a put together watch.
I don't want to be dismissive, but my own preference is for the complete watches, as they left the factory (or the prototyping shop), 40 years ago . . . and not put together last week. Others may have other preferences and attribute value in other ways.
My favorite Chronomatics are shown below.
: I have been sent this picture from a collector who was after my
: opinion as to its authenticity...
: It comes from a source i would trust, but not being a Carrera
: expert i thought i'd throw it open to the forum to
: debate...perhaps it's a 1158 variant?
: However the script sizing looks very similar to that on the 1163MH
: chronomatic and appears consistent with expectations, albeit a
: different sizing to the 1153 chronomatic (but then so to is the
: script different between the 1163T and MH chronomatic dials, re
: Thoiughts and feedback very welcome!