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Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
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as you know, I like to look for rarities for my small collection Heuer.
Often omit the references common to throw myself headlong into the most daring enterprises, with the hope of finding the most common things at a later time.
This is a piece that no Heuer collector haven't seen and that has attracted the attention of many friends.
This is a rare Carrera 110,523 with tiger's eye dial (in my opinion, the most beautiful along the Carrera Automatic 18K).
In essence, the rarity of this watch is that it is a Heuer Carrera in all respects, with the reference and serial, with buttons fluted crown, marked, branded machine ... different from a common Carrera only for Dubois logo instead Heuer.
My idea is that Depraz Dubois, a company that manufactured the part of the cal11-12, has asked Heuer to make a small run of these Carrera with their logo instead of Heuer.
To me it is unknown.
We can make inferences?
A Christmas gift?
A sort of prototype to test changes to the machine or to obtain special approvals?
The clock of an executive of the company?
A watch for display?
It would be nice to discover what it is: I can say with certainty is that it is an original piece.
Currently the machine and the hands are being restored.
It will soon be on my wrist ...
What do you think about?