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Leonidas Chronograph "E.I. Esercito Italiano"

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
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Mar 17, 2021 - Mar 29, 2021
Payment Method
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Reviews: 32
This dealer is from Paris, France.
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Listing number 4XDV94
Brand Leonidas
Reference number LEONIDAS CHRONOGRAPH "E.I. Esercito Italiano"
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1960
Condition Good (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location France, Paris


Movement Manual winding


Case material Steel
Case diameter 42 mm
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel




This is an automatically translated text.
Julien Bourquin founded the brand in 1841 in Saint-Limier. He then proposed pocket watches and named them after the legendary king of Sparta.
He is interested in time-measuring instruments like his colleagues: Leon Breitling, Charles Heuer or Alfred Lugin.
Several governments order aircraft watches from the manufacturer for their aircraft.
The Leonidas brand, reserved for precision watches, appeared in 1903, then gave its name to the company in 1909.
In the 1960s, Leonidas supplied the Italian Air Force with splendid CP1-CP2 "Return in Flight" chronographs.

The proposed model "e.i Esercito Italiano" is of type CP2.
A magnificent steel chronograph with a round case of 42mm diameter, very nice dimension for this pilot's watch.
A beautiful and very legible black dial with Arabic numerals on the hour-markers, two counters with the "Flyback" or "Return to Flight" function that allows pilots to reset their chronographs with a single push of a button.
A large black epoxy bezel with 60-minute graduation gives the whole a sporty character that characterizes this mythical model. Beautiful tritium skeleton needles.
The movement is mechanical, hand-wound with a Valjoux calibre.

This is a very nice example of toolwatch, whose beautiful and homogeneous vanilla patina gives this model an exceptional aspect.
Leonidas offers us here a military pilot's chronograph, very interesting in collection, a vintage well known by the amateurs of beautiful historical watchmaking.



26, rue du Bac
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4.8 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 32

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