Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium
Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium Le Jour Chronograph Carrera 73453 Valjoux 7734 Manual Winding 38mm 1970s Tritium
$ 2,450.00
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Le Jour 'Carrera' Chronograph
Description

For auction is a rare 1970s Le Jour 'Carrera' Chronograph ref. 73453 38mm manual winding 7734 fluted pushers matte black tritium dial. Usually seen as Dugena these are considered 'poor mans' Carrera's: they use the same exact 73453 case which was likely an overstock sold off to other brands (both the Dugena variant and this Le Jour have the 'Heuer/' caseback removed on the inner caseback but otherwise is identical to the Carrera case). This particular example is the only Le Jour variant I've ever seen and comes in a classic matte black white and tritium colorway. Rare, exceptionally clean and a real bargain when measured against the non-poor mans version (which one might argue is not as nice as this beautiful dial). Something very unusual for the right collection/collector.

Ref #: 73453

Diameter: 38 mm w/out crown, 40 mm w/crown, 44 mm lug to lug

Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)

Height: 13 mm

Power-reserve: 34 hours

Water Resistance: N/A

Gram Weight: 66 grams

Movement: Valjoux 7734 manual winding

Crystal: Acrylic

Strap/Bracelet: Welsbro fried artichoke green made in Italy leather strap

Case: Stainless steel with fixed flat high polished bezel and fully brushed C-shape case with fluted pushers and screwback caseback in excellent original unpolished condition

Dial: Matte black with creamy perfectly aged tritium baton markers and white text, date at 6 o'clock with red date, and tachymeter chapter

Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): very nice original never polished condition, very nice case and dial, working correctly

Box/Papers: Watch only


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