A Beautiful, Rare & Important Chronograph
Black gilt radium dial, white radium hands
Large Stainless steel waterproof watch case; serial: 4693; lug: 693
Manual wind, high grade, Valjoux 84 mono- rattrapante calibre
New textured calf leather strap by JP Menicucci with stainless steel buckle
Overall, the watch is in excellent condition. The black gilt dial has assumed an extremely appealing brown/purple gradient patina, and remains in excellent condition. It changes with light and is a great pleasure in any lighting condition. Dial and hands retain original radium that has aged to an amber colour. The watch case appears to be also in excellent condition, unpolished. The chronograph, including the mono-rattrapante feature is working properly. The watch has great appeal due large high pressure flat bezel watch case, oversize pump pushers and matching last 3 numbers on lug and inner caseback. The watch was just serviced by our watchmaker, thus in excellent running condition, sounding super crisp, keeping accurate time (290°; +6s/d). The watch was acquired from a private estate in Italy. This is an outstanding chronograph, in all parts. It is the first time we find this very special reference. Absolutely beautiful watch in investment grade condition.