Gallet - Valjoux 72C triple calendar chronograph 14 kt Gold screw back - 1.998 - Men - 1950-1959

Description
Gallet - Valjoux 72C triple calendar chronograph 14 kt Gold screw back - 1.998 - Men - 1950-1959
Manual winding - Yellow gold

Beautiful and superrare Gallet Dato-Compax in a rare 14 kt gold screw back case, manual wind triple calendar chronograph. Near unique in the world in srew back goldcase

Powered by the groundbreaking Valjoux calibre 72C, the Gallet MultiChron Calendar was the first professional chronograph wristwatch to include automatically adjusting date and day-of-the-week features. Coveted by serious collectors, only a limited number of these highly complex timepieces were produced as they were too expensive for the average consumer to afford.

Except for the lack of a screw-down winding crown, the post 1956 Gallet MC Calendar shares many of the same components as the famous Rolex “Jean-Claude Killy” version, valued at nearly a quarter of a million dollars. While original production records have yet to surface, many experts believe the Rolex version to be a collaboration between the 2 companies. This is further supported by the fact that Gallet was the primary sales channel and wholesale distributor of Valjoux movements to other Swiss watch companies up until the mid 1970's.

Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.72C manual wind, column wheel chronograph
Dial: Silvered, applied baton hour markers, black outer 1/5th second divisions, blue outer calendar markers, day and month apertures below 12, polished dagger hands, centre chronograph hand, red arrow tipped calendar hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, screw down back, crown flanked by twin pushers, quick set buttons at 9 and 10

Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size without crown: 35mm

comes with a new leather strap 23 cm lengh

shipped with full insurance

Lot details
Brand
Gallet
Model
Valjoux 72C triple calendar chronograph 14 kt Gold screw back
Reference Number
1.998
Gender
Men
Period
1950-1959
Movement
Manual winding
Case material
Yellow gold
Material fineness
15 kt.
Type
Chronograph wristwatch
Shipped Insured
Yes
Condition
Unworn
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