12 May 2014
Zenith. An attractive, large and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch
Signed Zenith, case no. 16'488'487, circa 1950
Mechanical jeweled movement, silvered dial with applied gold dagger and Arabic numerals, outer five minute divisions and tachymetre scale, two sunken, engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 45 minutes register, in large circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, 18K gold Zenith buckle, case, dial and movement signed
37 mm. diam.
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With original Zenith box.
The present watch distinguishes itself for the generous case proportions; the charming patina of its dial and the "halo" effect around the indexes.
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