LeJour 'Fat-Arrow' Two-Register Chronograph (Tropical Dial)

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Brand: LeJour

Model: "Fat-Arrow" Two-Register Chronograph (Tropical Dial); Swiss Made circa late 1960s or early 1970s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 39mm excluding the original crown and pushers; inner caseback is properly signed by J.P. Pingouin Co. for LeJour

Strap: 19mm dark brown leather rally strap with polished tang buckle

Movement: Valjoux cal. 7730 manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH; bridge is properly signed by J.P. Pingouin Co. for LeJour

Features: Stunning original glossy black dial has aged to an incredible "tropical" dark brown hue throughout; original handset with desirable "broad-arrow" hour hand and red "lollipop" chronograph sweeping-seconds hand; 30-minute chronograph recording capability with 5-minute red regatta countdown; original rotating dive bezel displays elapsed time and a second time zone; domed acrylic crystal

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and light use; crisp stainless steel case with great lugs; original bezel insert with lume triangle still in tact (rare); original glossy brown tropical dial with creamy Tritium patina and vibrant colors throughout; original handset with all Tritium material in tact; all text is clearly visible on the caseback; a couple of minor toolmarks on the caseback

Other: It is very rare to see a glossy black dial turn tropical brown over time, but when it does, it looks absolutely incredible (especially out in the sun). The dial is a different shade of brown in every lighting condition. It's no wonder why tropical dials are so hot right now and commanding huge premiums in the market... If you've been looking for an honest original example with a chocolate brown dial, this is it!

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