GENUINE CHRONOGRAPHE SUISSE VINTAGE CHRONOGRAPH
MENS WATCH MOVEMENT- CIRCA 1940s.
From my private collection I am very pleased to offer this superb CHRONOGRAPHE SUISSE chronograph vintage mens watch movement estimated to be from late est:1940s.
It has a gold copper coloured dial with Hour, 1/60th (second) and 1/30 (minute) dials (all working).
Highly detailed chronograph dial with words CHRONOGRAPHE SUISSE and 17 RUBIS and ANTIMAGNETIC 17 RUBIS.
Estimate age is 1940s.
Two lugs (start & stop/reset) for chronograph functions.
The 1/60th (second dial) has a continuous sweeping movement as does the 1/30th dial when activated using the lugs.
Does NOT include the case.
Two gold/ cooper colour pushers (for chron function),
Acrylic Crystal (in very good condition),
W case mounting ring.
Metal back plate (also cooper coloured) for watch case.
Movement was pulled from a 18k gold Chronographe Suisse case.
It is quite large watch for this era of watch which were generally below 34mm. Measuring 35mm (ex crown) and 38mm (inc crown), it has a sophisticated complex look.
The movement appears to be in excellent condition with 17 jewels (stamped Swiss Made + 17 Jewels) and is running perfectly (including the chronograh function). The chrono second hand looks slightly bent right at the end, this is not a big issue, just needs to be straightened.
The dial is coloured in a cooper/rose gold with hour numerals at 3 and 9. Around the outer edge of the dial it is very detailed with all sorts of numbers and markers (see pictures). Has a few scratches on the dial (nothing too scary), please see pictures for more detail.
A truely impressive genuine vintage chronograph movement for any watch enthusiast.
Brand: Chronographe Suisse
Made in: Switzerland
Year: circa 1940s
Type: Manual wind 17 jewel chrongoraph movement
Size: 35mm diameter (Ex Crown); 38mm diameter (Inc Crown)