Lowenthal Rattrapante Chrono Jumbo 40 mm

ultra rare - 40mm - amazing patina

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This Lowenthal Rattrapante Chronograph is a rare large chronograph from the 1950s with a spectacular multicolor dial.

From a technical point of view, this Lowenthal is sure to fascinate any watch enthusiast. It is a rattrapante chronograph, also known as a split-seconds chronograph. The first wristwatch with a rattrapante chronograph was produced in the 1920s. Due to their complicated mechanics, split-seconds chronographs were not widely used at the time and always remained a rarity among a few manufacturers. The Valjoux caliber 84 used in this Lowenthal was introduced in 1936 as the "Mono-Rattrapante". The chronograph can be stopped by pressing and holding the pusher at 4 o'clock. After reading the split time and releasing the pusher the chronograph hand jumps to the position it would be if it were running continuously.

The pusher at 2 o'clock has a special mushroom shape, not for aesthetic reasons, but because of an additional function. While the chronograph is started, stopped and reset by pressing this pusher, the chronograph continues to run after a previous stop by pulling out the pusher. Very cool and rare function.

The even patina of this 70-year-old dial is simply amazing. Each individual scar, best explored under a magnifying glass, contributes to the unique vintage look of this impossible-to-fake watch. The blue tachymeter scale and the red telemeter scale give the watch a sporty character. The sub-dials and the narrow ring with the minute numerals have a darker color, which can be seen when viewed from a certain angle.

Another highlight of this Lowenthal is the oversized case diameter of 40 mm. Most wristwatches from this era were under 36mm. Thanks to the low case profile and a flat bezel, the chronograph still appears elegant on the wrist.

Condition report
Dial: evenly aged - authentic patina - without scratches or major stains - signed "Chronographe Lowenthal Rattrapante", "Antimagnetique" and "Swiss Made".

Case: large 40mm stainless steel case - natural signs of wear - no major scratches.

Movement: manual-wound Valjoux 84 caliber - values on the timegrapher: +66s/day, amplitude: 254, beat error: 1.9.

With this watch on your wrist, you will prove to be a stylish vintage enthusiast. Whether mechanics, aesthetics or rarity, this old Lowenthal Chrono offers a lot for relatively little money. A collector's item that is hard to replace.

Int.Exe.: 36914

Manufacturer: Lowenthal

Model: Rattrapante Chrono

Functions: rattrapante - small running second - hour and minute - tachymeter - telemeter scale - 30 minutes counter - Monopusher Chronograph

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: creamy

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 40mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 84

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1952

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

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