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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 10

    Jardur. A rare, attractive and unusual aviator’s chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED JARDUR, WATER RESISTANT, INCABLOC, ANTIMAGNETIC, BEZELMETER 960 MODEL, CASE NO. 49’460, CIRCA 1945

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    Jardur. A rare, attractive and unusual aviator’s chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Jardur, Water Resistant, Incabloc, Antimagnetic, Bezelmeter 960 model, case no. 49’460, circa 1945
    Mechanical movement stamped IXK, 17 jewels, black dial, luminous Arabic numerals, luminous hands, central red chronographic seconds hand, fifth of a second combined with Arabic five minutes divisions, red degreemetre scale, outer tachymetre scale graduated to 750 units per hour, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, circular case, bidirectional revolving bezel graduated for 12 hours, screw back, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    This piece is a remarkable and attractive example of early aviator’s wristwatch. The luminous dial is preserved in amazing condition; its multi-scale design is extremely pleasant to the eye and betrays the elected destination of the piece: not only it features inner numerals for military time (13, 14, 15….), but also has a degreemetre scale, graduated from 0 to 180 degrees. This is because at the time planes were usually “factory set” to turn at a rate of 3 degrees per second. By activating the chronograph when the plane starts banking, the pilot can have a real time indication of the ongoing amplitude of the turn.

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