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.
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 email@example.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
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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.
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Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
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recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.