Vetta Ermetico Chronograph 5347 Valjoux 22

38mm - waterproof snap-back case - honest patina

This is a rare 1940's Vetta Ermetico Chronograph reference 5347 with a stunning dial housed in a big 38mm case.

This Vetta is one of the first chronographs to feature a water-resistant snap-back case. This is ensured by the hermetically sealed case back, hence the name "Ermetico". The large waterproof chronographs of the 1940s were the very first of their kind. These designs shaped the look of the chronographs of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Vetta was a Wyler brand launched for the Italian market, that's why the words "Cronografo" and "Ermetico" are in Italian.

The watch here features a two-register dial with a stunning vintage patina. The multi-color dial features a blue tachymeter scale and a red telemeter scale, which provide a nice contrast on the silver surface. The 38mm stainless steel case with large round pushers looks similar to Longines and Omega chronos from the same era. The stepped bezel is another cool design feature of the case. The watch is powered by the high-quality Valjoux 22 movement, which operates reliably.

Condition report
Dial: silver-cream dial - evenly aged - authentic attractive patina.

Case: 38mm stainless steel case - natural wear marks - sharp lugs - deep engravings of the reference number on the back and the last three digits of the serial number on the back of the lug.

Movement: manual-wound caliber Valjoux 22 - timegrapher: rate: +24s/day, amplitude: 230, beat error: 3.6.

With this watch on your wrist, you will show yourself as a true vintage lover. The timepiece represents the beginnings of waterproof chronographs. Its rare configuration combined with complicated dial and honest patina make this Vetta Ermetico Chronograph absolutely admirable.

Serial number: 22xx

Int.Exe.: 36234

Manufacturer: Vetta

Model: Ermetico Chronograph

Reference: 5347

Functions: chronograph - small running second - hour and minute - stopwatch - tachymeter - telemeter scale - 30 minutes counter

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: silver

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 38mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 22

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1941

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - light signs of wear


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