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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 16 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on 1153 Automatic ]

While the 1153 Carrera was on sale for more than 10 years, only the first watches are powered by the Calibre 11 movement and wear “Chronomatic” on the dial.
There are only a handful of these Chronomatic models known to have survived, the blue/ charcoal and white colour scheme a clear departure from the Monochrome Gen. 1 Carreras.

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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 16 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on 3147 Dato 45 ]

The later Dato 45 models are unusual in the Carrera family, in that there is only a single sub-dial, with the date sitting at the 9 o’clock position.
Lop-sided? yes, but this cool design stands out because its different to the perfect symmetry of most early Carreras.
 

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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 16 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on 2447 SN ]

Probably the prettiest Carrera design, the Carrera 2447 SN is a manual-wind Carrera 12 with a distinctive white dial/ tachy ring and contrasting black sub-dials. Known as the “Panda” Carrera, the 2447SN is incredibly rare today.
It’s the combination of the contrasting colours and fine steel hands that gives this Carrera a classic look.