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Brand: Gallet & Co.
Model: MultiChron 45M Decimal Two-Register Chronograph (First Series); RARE; Swiss Made circa 1940s
Case: Solid stainless steel case with snap-back and "square" pushers is approximately 35mm excluding the original unsigned winding crown
Strap: 18mm Accurate Form light brown leather strap with tan contrast stitching and polished stainless steel tang buckle; this is the same style strap that would have originally came on the watch from the factory
Movement: Excelsior Park cal. 4 (EP4) manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels) with 45-minute recording capability; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made
Features: Gorgeous original patinated dial with desirable art-deco numerals and red decimal track (divides elapsed time into tenths and/or hundredths); 45-minute chronograph recording capability; original blued-steel handset; solid stainless steel case with "flat" pushers and domed acrylic crystal; rare early first-series "DECIMAL" model designed by Gallet for use in scientific, laboratory, medical, and time study applications
Condition: Very nice original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case appears to be unpolished or very close to it with sharp edges and bevels; clean caseback with the original brushed finish still lightly visible; stunning original dial with crisp and legible printing exhibits unique patina throughout and some minor wear; attractive original metallic blued-steel handset
Other: This is a very rare opportunity to acquire an elusive Gallet Decimal, one of our favorite watches of all time from any brand. Originally designed by Gallet in the early 1940s for use in scientific, laboratory, medical, and time study applications, it was able to divide elapsed time into tenths and/or hundredths at a quick glance. This particular example is an early first-series model with characteristic snap-back steel case and "flat" pushers - Its thin profile wears extremely well on the wrist. The beautiful dial with desirable art-deco numerals (check out the curled "7") has developed an incredibly unique patina over time. This golden hue perfectly matches the stitching of the strap and looks great with anything from a green military jacket to a tweed blazer. Only a small group of individuals are fortunate enough to own a Gallet Decimal chronograph.