A Stunning & Rare Tropical Gilt Dial Hermetic Vintage Chronograph
Black/tropical, glossy mirror gilt dial, steel feuille hands
Thick stainless steel waterproof ‘IMPERMEABILE’ clamshell case with screw-in caseback
High grade, manual wind. Valjoux 22 movement
New black pigskin leather strap
Overall, the watch is in excellent condition. Dial and hands show an appealing crazed patina. This black dial 1st series (small signature) version almost never comes up for sale and poses the chance to acquire a real masterpiece from the 40s. The patina of this gilt dial chronograph is absolutely unique and stunning. The stainless steel watch case is in excellent condition. The watch was just serviced by our watchmaker, remaining in excellent running condition, keeping accurate time. (300°+ 6s/d). The watch was acquired from a gentleman and friend in Italy. The watch represents one of the peaks of 1940s chronograph collecting. The execution is of the highest possible quality. The patina is one of the best we have ever seen. The watch comes with its original box and papers! Extremely rare, investment grade, important!