Heuer Jarama- Series Overview
By the late 1970s, Heuer had begun to expand its range of Chronographs. New names inspired by cities, places and towns with famous sporting connections- Daytona, Cortina and Kentucky- were added to the line-up, replacing discontinued models such as the Monaco and Silverstone. Also part of this late 1970s collection was a sporting Chronograph named after a Spanish Formula 1 track forever linked with Gilles Villeneuve- the Heuer Jarama.
Vintage car lovers will also recall the Lamborghini Jarama of the early 1970s. Despite the shared name, the Lamborghini is not named after the F1 circuit, but the area around the Jarama river, which is famous for bullfighting.
The watch has a shapely cushion-style case, with a combination of a polished lower case and a starburst top case. It’s a more complex case than many of Heuer’s designs and featured nicely integrated chronograph pushers and a clear, simple dial.
The dial also feature a Pulsometer, a patent held by Heuer for watches and stopwatches since 1908 for measuring a patient’s pulse rate. In fact, look closely and you’ll notice that the inner flange is the same as that used on the 1970s Heuer Monza.