1940's Gallet Multichron Yachting Vintage Mens Large Size Chronograph - Stainless Steel


Item No. VR - 3

Today's offering showcases this awesome all-original Gallet MultiChron yachting chronograph.

The MultiChron Yachting, introduced by Gallet in 1945, is the world's first wrist chronograph with 45 minute recording and 15-10-5 regatta count down timer. Besides being designed for yacht raching, the MultiChron Yachting functions as an all-purpose 45 minute chronograph.

Partly due to military requirements, the late 1930's and 1940's were an important period for the development of technically advanced chronographs. As a mid-sized watch manufacturer Gallet & Co. was a specialist, focusing on creating chronographs of superior quality. Her Majesty put Britain's timing needs during World War I into the hands of the company's wristwatches, selecting them as its first chronograph supplier in 1916.

Building on the success of their wartime timepieces, the Swiss firm grew into a significant supplier to the world's armed forces.

Of the many watches produced by Gallet in last 120 years, the MultiChron chronographs are arguably the most historically important and collectible today.

This very desirable version is the largest size MultiChron Yachting, introduced in 1949, measures just over 37mm in diameter without the crown.

It is all-original down to the dial, all hands, pushers, and even the winding crown and is in gorgeous condition! It features the rarer of the two dial versions whose forty-five minute counter does not fully fill up the subsidiary dial.

Several years ago the watch was fully serviced. It is part of a discerning collection we are now selling from a renowned pediatrician.The chronograph works perfectly and crisply resets to exact zero.

Included with the purchase is a 90-day C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

  • Manufacturer: Gallet
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1949 or following
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Regatta Countdown, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Gallet & Co., Swiss, Acier Inoxydable, 950669
  • Case condition: Mint with light signs of having been previously polished
  • Dimensions: 37.1mm wide (excluding crowns), 43.2mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, signed Gallet, black painted decimal Arabic indices, red minute and regatta markings, subdials for the seconds and for the 45 minute register, 1/5 graduations on outer edge, original and untouched, mint condition
  • Hands: All original, blue steel batons and counterweighted red sweep hand
  • Movement type: Gallet based on an Excelsior Park, specially modified EP4 or EP4.68, 17 jewels, rhodium plated, Breguet overcoil balance spring, index regulator
  • Movement markings: Gallet & Co. Swiss, Seventeen Jewels
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Serviced: Several years ago the watch was fully serviced.
  • Timing: Timed to precision in five positions on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 90-day international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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