Rodania Geometer Vintage Chronograph Tropical
A Very Nice Example Of This Very Rare and Collectible Reference
Switzerland, mid 1950s
Matte, brown radium stepdial, radium hands
Stainless steel watch case with screwdown caseback
High grade Valjoux 72 calibre
New, handmade Italian, black pigskin leather strap
Overall, the watch is in excellent condition. The tropical dial is flawless and very appealing. The original radium luminous mass of dial and hands is matching. The case remains in unpolished condition with minor scratches to the surface. The recently serviced watch (320°; +20s/d) is in very good running condition, keeping very accurate time. The watch was acquired from a collector in the United States.
Geometers pop up for sale maybe 2-3 times a year. An example in this condition is exceedingly rare and highly collectible. The Geometer was conceived by Rodania in 1954, 3 years before the first Speedmaster (2915). This is a good chance to acquire an important piece of horological history.