Wakmann Triple Date Chronograph ref. 72.1309.70 (37mm)


Brand: Wakmann

Model: Triple Date Three-Register Chronograph ref. 72.1309.70; Swiss Made circa early 1970s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 37mm excluding the original signed Wakmann crown; original caseback is properly signed inside by "Charles Gigandet Swiss"

Bracelet: 19mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)

Movement: Valjoux cal. 730 manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); 21,600 BPH for higher accuracy; quick-set month and day via top pusher (for day, push slightly deeper); quick-set date arm via bottom pusher; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original reverse-panda dial with nice Tritium patina alongside the indices; original Tritium handset with matching patina; triple calendar (day, date, month); 12-hour chronograph recording capability; solid stainless steel case; rare reference featuring red box pointer for date arm

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case is thick and sharp and appears to be unpolished or close to it; superb original dial with nice Tritium patina; original Tritium handset with all luminous material present and in tact; a few minor toolmarks on the caseback; hairline scratch around 10 o'clock on the domed acrylic crystal

Other: Here at watchsteez.com, we take great pride in sourcing honest and original examples like this gorgeous Wakmann triple calendar chronograph. We absolutely love this particular model and believe that it is one of the most underrated and under-priced vintage chronographs on the market today. It houses a high-grade movement based on the legendary Valjoux 72, but with triple calendar functions and a higher beat rate (21,600 BPH) for improved accuracy. It's would be extremely difficult to find a better watch for under $3,000!

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