Vintage Heuer / TAG Heuer watches, and a few others. Plus Handmade straps..

JAC Chronograph 7750 (Cuanillon & Cie)

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JAC Chronograph, Valjoux 7750 (Cuanillon & Cie), c1983/5

JAC was a sub-brand of Cuanillon & Cie, who were Heuers Swiss distributor. This makes sense, as this JAC’s design is very similar to the Heuers of the time, like the Valjoux 7750 driven Pasadena & Montreals. The design was very popular in the 80’s, with many brands building similar watches with a 7750 heart – like the Le Jour and Porsche Design variations.

I’ve never seen another JAC branded watch, and identifying this one took some time, with nothing showing up after hours of Googling. Thanks to the guys over on TZ-UK, a match was eventually found… JAC and it’s connection to Cuanillon & Cie can be found here and here.

This is a very cool looking watch, with white on black day/date and blasted finish case sitting on the original unsigned bracelet. It’s a big ol’ hefty piece too, being 44mm across (including the crown). It has a real solid tool feel about it, it’s big monotone dial only highlighted by the crisp orange chrono hand. Even the logo is kinda cool looking – in that bold solid font. Plus it is unknown to most, so the watch projects no assumptions about the piece, or wearer, but still looks like it means business. It still looks fresh and modern, but with a vintage twist – right up my street.

More reading on the history of the Val. 7750 here.

Below is a shot of the (date only) Heuer Pasadena 750.501, you can clearly see the similarities..

Written by Heuerville

February 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

Posted in Non-Heuer

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  1. I know this is an old article but I am curious to find out more information about the relationship between Heuer and Cuanillon & Cie who you have described as Heuer’s distributor. What sources can I use to verify this information? Thank you in advance.

    John DiDonato

    October 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    • John, Apart from those links in the article, I don’t know of any other sources.


      October 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      • I did not see any links that connected Heuer with Cuanillon & Cie as their distributor. There was only a statement that this was true. The article links connected Cuanillon & Cie with JAC which is proper from my research but the statement that “Cuanillon & Cie, who were Heuers Swiss distributor” is the statement I’m trying to verify. Nothing in the article links corroborates that but it stated as a known fact. Perhaps it is, but I would like to find more information.

        John DiDonato

        October 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

  2. John, I don’t recall any specific research done, but as far as I know, Cuanillon & Cie is widely known as a Heuer distributor within Switzerland. These watches usually have a ‘C’ on the case back, usually followed by numerals. Maybe if you pose the question on the OTD Heuer forum, you might get some more details.. http://www.chronocentric.com/forums/heuer/


    October 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm

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