A Rare and Outstanding Collectors Piece With All Black Dial
Matte, black radium dial, steel radium hands
Stainless steel watch case with screwdown caseback
High grade, manual wind Valjoux 71 calibre
New, handmade Italian, pigskin leather strap
Overall, the watch is in excellent condition. Gilt dial and hands are in very good condition, retaining the original radium, responding to the geiger counter. The dial has an inscription of RA < 1,5µc, indicating the level of radioactivity is fairly low, even lower now 60y later. The watch case remains in excellent condition
The bidirectional bakelite bezel is also in excellent condition. The watch features a Valjoux 71 calibre, very rarely seen in watches like this. The chronograph starts, stops and resets without any issues. The serviced watch is in excellent running condition, keeping accurate time. (290; +4s/d) The watch comes from the family of the first owner in Germany.
This reference 33023 with all black, gilt dial, radium lume and V71 is extremely rare. Less than a handful have resurfaced over the years.