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Brand: Gallet & Co.
Model: MultiChron 12HR Valjoux 72 Three-Register Chronograph (Glossy Black Dial w/ Early Logo); Swiss Made circa late 1960s
Case: Solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with screw-down back and pump pushers is approximately 37mm excluding the original unsigned winding crown
Bracelet: 20mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)
Movement: Valjoux cal. 72 manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels) with 12-hour recording capability; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made
Features: Stunning original glossy black dial with luminous Arabic numerals; original handset; legendary Valjoux 72 movement with 12-hour chronograph recording capability; tachymeter scale for timing the average speed of a moving object (i.e. racing applications); telemeter scale for timing the distance that an object travels over time (i.e. military artillery timing); large 37mm stainless steel case with pump pushers and domed acrylic crystal
Condition: Very nice original condition overall with honest wear consistent with age and use; oversized stainless steel case has been lightly polished in the past but remains thick and sharp with great bevels on each of the lugs; crisp screw-down caseback shows some light wear with the brushed finish still partially visible; beautiful original black dial remains very glossy with attractive Tritium lume and a few minor blemishes (most notably above the upper right corner of the "GALLET" text); original handset with all Tritium luminous material in tact and matching; domed acrylic crystal appears to be original to the watch and exhibits light wear
Other: With rich history dating all the way back to 1466, Gallet instruments have long been the primary choice for many of the world's most important timekeeping applications. The brand has truly paved the way for the chronograph wristwatch as we know it today with many innovations including (but not limited to): the world's first true wrist-worn chronograph, the first chronograph wristwatch with a waterproof case, the first chronograph wristwatch with multiple time zones, the first chronograph wristwatch with yachting regatta countdown, and the first chronograph wristwatch with 24-hour dial. If you're a fan of chronograph watches, it's hard not to love and appreciate all that Gallet has contributed to watchmaking. You can read more about their company history, innovations, and famous timepieces over at GalletWorld.com.
Speaking of famous timepieces, Gallet chronographs were worn by celebrated icons like President Harry S. Truman, Colonel Don Blakeslee, and Jim Clark (who is widely considered to be one of the greatest Formula One racing drivers of all time). Clark wore a very similar (but slightly earlier) black Gallet MultiChron 12HR three-register chronograph, which has made this model a "must-have" in collector circles today. This particular example features a gorgeous glossy black "mirror" dial and is powered by a Valjoux 72 movement housed inside of a sturdy 37mm "waterproof" stainless steel case. Considering Gallet's countless historical achievements and famed connections, we believe that their professional-use chronographs present incredible value and tremendous upside in the marketplace - Once you strap one to your wrist, you'll understand!