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Gallet 1940's Gallet Multichron Yachting Vintage Mens Large Size Chronograph

Silver 1940's Multichron Yachting Vintage Mens Large Size Chronograph Watch

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Price: $9,373.70

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Silver 1940's Multichron Yachting Vintage Mens Large Size Chronograph Watch

Item #: 25994695
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Case condition: Mint with light signs of having been previously polished

1940's GALLET MULTICHRON YACHTING Vintage Mens Large Size Chronograph - Stainless Steel

Rare & Very Collectable - All Original - 90 Day Warranty

Today's offering showcases this awesome all-original Gallet MultiChron yachting chronograph.

The MultiChron Yachting, introduced by Gallet in 1945, is the world's first wrist chronograph with 45 minute recording and 15-10-5 regatta count down timer. Besides being designed for yacht raching, the MultiChron Yachting functions as an all-purpose 45 minute chronograph.

Partly due to military requirements, the late 1930's and 1940's were an important period for the development of technically advanced chronographs. As a mid-sized watch manufacturer Gallet & Co. was a specialist, focusing on creating chronographs of superior quality. Her Majesty put Britain's timing needs during World War I into the hands of the company's wristwatches, selecting them as its first chronograph supplier in 1916.

Building on the success of their wartime timepieces, the Swiss firm grew into a significant supplier to the world's armed forces.

Of the many watches produced by Gallet in last 120 years, the MultiChron chronographs are arguably the most historically important and collectible today.

This very desirable version is the largest size MultiChron Yachting, introduced in 1949, measures just over 37mm in diameter without the crown.

It is all-original down to the dial, all hands, pushers, and even the winding crown and is in gorgeous condition! It features the rarer of the two dial versions whose forty-five minute counter does not fully fill up the subsidiary dial.

Several years ago the watch was fully serviced. It is part of a discerning collection we are now selling from a renowned pediatrician.The chronograph works perfectly and crisply resets to exact zero.

Included with the purchase is a 90-day C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

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Manufacturer: Gallet

Country of origin: Switzerland

Year built: c. 1949 or following

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Regatta Countdown, Subsidiary Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: Stainless steel

Case markings (inside): Gallet & Co., Swiss, Acier Inoxydable, 950669

Case condition: Mint with light signs of having been previously polished

Dimensions: 37.1mm wide (excluding crowns), 43.2mm long lug tip-to-tip

Dial: Silver, signed Gallet, black painted decimal Arabic indices, red minute and regatta markings, subdials for the seconds and for the 45 minute register, 1/5 graduations on outer edge, original and untouched, mint condition

Hands: All original, blue steel batons and counterweighted red sweep hand

Movement type: Gallet based on an Excelsior Park, specially modified EP4 or EP4.68, 17 jewels, rhodium plated, Breguet overcoil balance spring, index regulator

Movement markings: Gallet & Co. Swiss, Seventeen Jewels

Jewels: 17 rubies

Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded

We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.

Crystal: Acrylic, mint condition

Serviced: Several years ago the watch was fully serviced.

Timing: Timed to precision in five positions on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

Warranty: 90-day international warranty. Please message us for details

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU VR - 3

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Wed 9/18/19 - Sat 9/21/19 (3-6 days)

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