Gigandet Triple Calendar chronograph Valjoux 72C/730 hand winding NewOldStock
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|Year of production||1964 (Approximation)|
|Condition||(Worn with little to no signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||
No original box, no original papers
|Number of jewels||17|
|Case diameter||42 mm|
|Dial numerals||No numerals|
|Chronograph, Date, Weekday, Month, Tachymeter|
|Small seconds, Luminous hands, Only Original Parts|
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rare Gigandet Datora Triple full calendar chronograph in striking "black steel" design, screwed case in new condition nos NewOldStock
Breitling - Wakmann - Gigandet Datora
Charles Gigandet - the Breitling in the noble version with an extraordinary design
with high quality Valjoux movement Valjoux 730, the late non-gilt version of the Valjoux 72C
for a long time only very high quality Breitling watches were sold in America under the name Wakmann-Gigandet, Wakmann was the general importer for Breitling watches in America, from 1951 he sold these watches under the name Wakmann or Gigandet
Gigandet was the French case manufacturer for high quality screwed cases, which Breitling could not produce in the high quality itself
( Valjoux - the chronograph specialist in Switzerland is a guarantor for noblest chronograph movements and supplies among others the brands Audemars Piquet, Patek Philippe, Rolex, iwc, Breitling and Heuer. )
this for the time very complicated watch is equipped with the noble Valjoux 730 the successor of the famous 72 c caliber and shows beside the day, the month in the upper middle windows, the date by means of an own central hand, and still the hours, minutes and seconds separately on the 3 additional totalizers.
( with two pushers and additional buttons for the quick setting of the date, the month and the day )
The Wakmann Watch Co. was founded in New York. wakmann was an importer of various high-quality brands for the North American market. One of these brands and probably the most famous was Breitling. Some of these watches even received double signatures and were offered as "breitling wakmann". Parallel to the distribution business, wakmann began to produce watches under its own name after the Second World War.
These watches were completely sourced from suppliers in Europe, mostly from Switzerland. Even at that time, the wakmann models met the highest requirements in terms of quality, aesthetics and technology. Especially in the technical area, value was placed on the highest quality and no compromises were made. This also explains why watches from wakmann's early days are still coveted and valued by collectors worldwide. First and foremost, the various Valjoux chronograph movements with ratchet wheel control, such as the calibers 72, 88, 72C, 730,
Due to the truly outstanding quality and the convincing precision of their models, wakmann was able to establish itself very quickly as an official military supplier. In addition to wristwatches, wakmann also supplied the us armed forces with on-board watches. This fact - wakmann as an official military supplier - testifies to the extraordinary quality and uniqueness of the timepieces supplied!
Rare men's wristwatch with chronograph, 30 min. counter, 12h counter and full calendar
three-piece, screw back. Dial with raised indices, small seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, day, date and month indication, alpha hands. Movement: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, polished screws, finely polished chronograph - steel parts, switching wheel, Glucydur screw balance, blued balance spring.
Case diameter without crown 42 mm
equipped with a completely new leather strap of 21,5 cm length
fully insured shipping
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