GALLET - Valjoux 72C triple calendar chronograph J.C.Killy style - 998 - Men - 1950-1959

GALLET - Valjoux 72C triple calendar chronograph J.C.Killy style - 998 - Men - 1950-1959
Manual winding - Steel

Gallet stainless steel manual wind triple calendar chronograph in a in a rare high class srew back case in a perfect condition. more rare than the Rolex J.C. Killy
Reference: 998

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 1970s.

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 the 12, polished dagger hands, centre chronograph hand, red arrow tipped calendar hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, screw down back, crown flanked by twin buttons, quick set buttons at 9 and 10
Strap/Bracelet: black leather
Buckle/clasp: steel buckle
Signed: case, dial & movement
Size: 35mm

comes with a new leather strap 23 cm long

Shipped with full insurance

Lot details
Valjoux 72C triple calendar chronograph J.C.Killy style
Reference Number
Manual winding
Case material
Chronograph wristwatch
Shipped Insured
Worn with little to no signs of use
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