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1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel

1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel

1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel    1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel
Very rare and collectible mid-Century Gallet Yachting chronograph timepiece. Signed "Gallet" 3 times: dial, movement and inside caseback. Good size (same 36mm as Heuer Carrera) , solid stainless steel which means it will never brass or or chip. Dial is amazing with very few flaws, from what I can tell. Hands appear original from what I can tell, but no expert so please make own judgement. The Landeron 149 movement is signed Gallet and appears to be functioning great. The NATO strap is old not sure if as old as the watch?

Gallet is known for its historic chronograph production. A few models that come to mind when Gallet is mentioned are the Clamshell chronograph, which is considered to be the first waterproof chronograph wristwatch, and the Flying Officer.

Gallet produced many different chronographs over the years with specialized purposes in mind. They had decimal scales, tachymeters, pulsations, and, last but not least, regatta timers, like today's watch. The purpose of a yachting chronographs is to allow the skipper of a yacht to keep track of the countdown period before a race begins. The defining characteristic of this MultiChron Yachting is the red, white, and blue "regatta start" minute counter at three o'clock. This counter is divided into five-minute segments and allows the wearer to count down from 15 minutes, a period of significance in yacht racing, as boat captains are required to navigate their vessels to the starting line 15 minutes before the regatta begins.

This counter is also in the "big eye" style, giving the dial an interesting and asymmetrical appearance. The sub-dials are silver and engine-turned, adding some nice detail to the dial as well as some extra depth. The feature that sets this Gallet apart from other examples is the striking black dial with beautifully aged lume plots. Finding one of these watches with a black dial is no easy feat, as not many have come to market. Recorded and uploaded a timelapse video showing chrono operation: running for 30 mins and resetting to zero twice. Landeron movements are sensitive so if you don't apply the right pressure to the chrono pushers, you can jam start/stop but it releases when you gently push start/stop few more times. The item "1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "galjak" and is located in Alamo, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Model: MultiChron Yachting
  • Department: Men
  • Style: Diver
  • Caseback: Screwback
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Mechanical (Manual)
  • Band Material: Canvas
  • Type: Wristwatch
  • Features: Chronograph
  • Year Manufactured: 1960-1969
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Band Color: Blue
  • Brand: Gallet
  • Case Size: 36mm (40mm w crown) X 44mm

1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel    1960s Gallet MultiChron Yachting'Big Eye' Chronograph solid stainless steel