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Arno Haslinger’s Camaro 7220NT: The Ultimate Driver’s Camaro in New Old Stock Condition

by on Nov.11, 2010, under Review

The Camaro is that little-known and often overlooked chronograph that introduced Heuer to the US.  Jack Heuer was intent on making a splash here in the states, so he chose to name his 1968 introduction after the meanest American muscle car around, the car that would pace the Indy 500 that year. 

The Camaro was only made from 1968 through 1972 and unlike the Carrera and Autavia, never saw an automatic version created. The smaller cushion case makes the Camaro a really interesting choice for a relatively affordable vintage chronograph that looks every bit the part of a Heuer. 

The Camaro came in many configurations; ranging from the very simple, almost dressy instance with a white dial, two register, and no tachymetre to the most sought after version that you see here.

What makes this example so attractive is the black dial with red register hands, coupled with the white seconds hand, and red outer tachy.  Add to that a Valjoux 72 movement and you have the Camaro collectors go crazy for, which is probably why Arno Haslinger has it in his collection.

Haslinger’s Heuer Camaro (7220 NT – 72 stands for the Valjoux 72 movement, N for Noir black and T for the tachymeter tension ring) is coming up for sale in the December 15th auction of 81 watches via Bonhams.  His example is completely original and new-old-stock, and has a pre-sale estimate of $3,200 – $4,800.

Click here for details.

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