Tavannes Chronograph Exotic Dial - 38mm Clamshell Case

big 38mm case - exotic dial - Valjoux 23

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This Tavannes chronograph impresses with its exotic dial and its famous clamshell case.

The timepiece dates back to the 1940s and is housed in a special case that was one of the first waterproof cases in the history of wristwatches. The so-called clamshell case, which was patented in 1937, is fixed with four screws in the lugs.

The colors of the exotic two-register dial is a highlight in its own right. The combination of brown, orange and gold is very harmonious. And then there is the authentic patina, which creates the ultimate vintage look. The watch looks fantastic on the wrist. We like to refer to the pictures here, because a picture is worth a thousand words.

Condition report
Dial: even tropical patina on the once black dial - signed "Tavannes" and "Swiss Made".

Case: 38mm stainless steel clamshell case - slight signs of wear - deep engraving of the case number on the back.

Movement: manually-wound Valjoux 23 caliber - values on the timegrapher: rate: -7s/day, beat error: 4.9 ms, amplitude: 265 degrees.

This Tavannes chronograph is a very attractive example of the classic 1940s chronographs. Its exotic dial and large 38mm clamshell case make for a striking presence on the wrist and a great collector's value.

Serial number: 61xx

Int.Exe.: 35235

Manufacturer: Tavannes

Model: Chronograph

Functions: chronograph - small running second - hour and minute - tachymeter - telemeter scale - 60 minutes counter

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black / tropical

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 38mm

Height: 12mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 23

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1942

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

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