1960s Sandoz Chronograph | 'Bow-Tie' | 40mm | Hand-Wound

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WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT


We didn't call this piece ¨NOS¨ because we know it was used a couple of times, otherwise, it is in near new old stock condition.

This late 1960s Vintage Sandoz Chronograph is in outstanding shape,  never polished, and retains all its original lines. The case design is referred to as a “bow-tie” due to its unusual lugs, all made in a stainless steel case with manually-wound chronograph movement powered with the very reliable Valjoux 7733.  The bezel rotates bidirectionally in a solid manner.

CONDITION

The dial is crisp and colorful, a symbol of the 60s designs and trends at that moment that is very coveted nowadays. The tritium is all complete and beautifully patinated in both markers and hands. Overall a very fine and fun Chrono-Diver perfect for a weekend on the french riviera.

 

ABOUT THE BRAND

Henri Frédéric Sandoz (sometimes Frédéric Henri Sandoz), born in 1851, was a self-made man of Le Locle who in the 1870s founded Henri Sandoz & Cie, the enterprise occupied a 'model factory' employing one thousand workers and producing 2,500 watches a day.
THE DETAIL ZONE

Maker: Sandoz
Model: Chronograph
Reference: 1778-Z-69
Year: 1960s
Material: Stainless steel 
Dimensions: 40mm diameter; 14.5mm thickness 
Crystal: Plexiglass 
Lume: Yes, tritium
Caliber: Valjoux 7733
Bracelet/Strap: On a Racing Blue calfskin strap.
Lug/Width: 22mm
Box/Papers: No

-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.


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