Bovet Mono-Rattrapante 1070

spillmann case - impressive condition - radium lume

This old Bovet Mono-Rattrapante Chronograph is a representative of the 1940s with a rare complication.

The Bovet company has a rich history that began in London in the first half of the 19th century when Edouard Bovet sold his first pocket watches. In 1822 the production center was relocated to Switzerland. Bovet is known for its highly decorative pocket watches and richly engraved movements. Bovet was one of the first manufacturers to develop the concept of the visible movement. Bovets chronographs, which were considered oversized at the time are very popular today. One of them is the mono-rattrapante chronograph from the 1940s offered here.

There was a strong demand for a split-seconds complication in the 1930s. As a result, Bovet developed and patented the "Mono-Rattrapante" mechanism in 1936. The chronograph starts by pressing the top pusher. Pressing and holding the bottom pusher will stop the second hand. This allows the time to be read. If you release the lower pusher, the second hand catches up with the elapsed time and continues to run.

Another special feature of this chronograph is the large 39mm Spillmann case with beveled edges. The case looks very sharp and has hardly any signs of wear. The numbers on the screwed case back are deep and clearly legible. This chronograph is powered by the manual-wound caliber Valjoux 84. The movement has been checked and operates perfectly.

The silver dial is in excellent condition and has a gorgeous patina. The Arabic numerals are still filled with original radium, which can be detected with the Geiger counter.

This Bovet mono rattrapante is a super rare and impressively preserved chronograph with a stunning vintage look and a rare unusual complication.

Int.Exe.: 90940

Manufacturer: Bovet

Model: Mono-Rattrapante

Reference: 1070

Functions: chronograph - small second - screwed-on caseback

Intricacies: Rattrapante

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: silver

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 39mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 84

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1946

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - unpolished


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