Vetta Chronograph Caliber 12

charismatic blue dial - tonneau-shape case - caliber 12

This charming retro Vetta Chronograph dates from the 1970s and is preserved in almost unworn condition.

The interesting thing about this watch is that it is powered by caliber 12. Its predecessor, the caliber 11, was developed by the "Chronomatic gang" consisting of Heuer, Breitling, Hamilton-Buren and Dubois-Depraz and is one of the first automatic chronographs in watchmaking history. Caliber 11 was presented in Geneva in 1969 and produced until around 1973. The improved Caliber 12, introduced in 1971, fixed some of the problems of the Caliber 11. One of the most eye-catching features of the caliber 11/12 is the position of the crown at 9 o'clock.

The movement bridge of this Vetta Chronograph is signed with JRGK, which stands for Jean-Raoul-Gorgerat Kelek. Kelek, a watch brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds, had the official of the Chronomatic Group in the 1970s and also produced caliber 12 movements.

The colorful design of this Vetta chronograph makes it a perfect representative of the bold 1970s. The dark blue base color, light blue sub-registers, white chapter ring, orange hands and blue tachymeter scale make for an eye-catching and high-contrast look. The tonneau-shaped case together with the stainless steel bracelet also give the watch the charm of the nostalgic 70s.

Condition report
Dial: immaculate condition - original tritium lume in markers and hands - every single lume dot is 100% intact - signed "Vetta", "Automatic Chronograph" and "T SWISS MADE T".

Case: cushion-shaped, tonneau case - very rarely worn - slight signs of wear - sharp lines and edges - intact engravings on the back.

Movement: automatic chronograph caliber 12 - values on the timegrapher: +7s/day, amplitude: 243, beat error: 0.1.

Bracelet: vintage style stainless steel bracelet with slight signs of wear.

This Vetta chronograph proves that exceptional vintage watches do not have to be expensive. The almost unworn timepiece is powered by the legendary automatic chronograph movement and has a beautiful design in the style of the 1970s.

Int.Exe.: 56943

Manufacturer: Vetta

Model: Chronograph

Functions: date - hour and minute - tachymeter - 12 hour totalizer - 30 minutes counter - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: blue/white

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Length: 43mm

Width: 39mm

Caliber name: Kaliber 12

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1973

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition


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