Gallet MultiChron 45M Decimal Two-Register EP4 Chronograph


Brand: Gallet & Co.

Model: MultiChron 45M Decimal Two-Register Chronograph (Second Series); RARE; Swiss Made circa 1950s

Case: Solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with screw-down back and pump pushers is approximately 37mm excluding the original unsigned winding crown

Strap: 20mm Accurate Form light brown leather strap with tan contrast stitching and polished stainless steel tang buckle

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 time into tenths and/or hundredths); 45-minute chronograph recording capability; blued-steel hands with red chronograph sweeping-seconds hand; oversized stainless steel case with pump pushers and domed acrylic crystal; rare "DECIMAL" model designed by Gallet for use in scientific, laboratory, medical, and time study applications

Condition: Normal wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case retains its original edges and bevels; crisp caseback; original dial exhibits unique patina throughout and minor wear

Other: The Gallet Decimal is one of our favorite watches of all time from any brand and it just so happens that this example comes in our favorite case that Gallet ever produced. First-series Gallet Decimal models came in a smaller snap-back case with flat pushers. In order to improve water resistance, Gallet introduced a second-series Decimal with a 37mm "waterproof" case by adding a screw-down caseback, pump pushers, and various gaskets. The earliest second-series cases remained quite thin as seen here on this Decimal and they wear extremely well on the wrist. With a versatile 20mm lug width, the proportions are perfect. We imagine that this particular Gallet Decimal spent a lot of time out in the sun given the unique "tropical" patina on the dial. Perhaps the original owner was an outdoorsman living in the south. It's no secret that we believe Gallet has tremendous upside in the marketplace and has yet to reach its true potential - Once you strap one to your wrist, you'll understand!

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