Invicta Mono-pusher Chronograph Valjoux 22 circa 1940’s (New Old Stock)

 5.250

Invicta, a large and attractive ‘Chronomètre’ signed mono-pusher chronograph wristwatch dual-tone ‘PULSATIONS’ scaled dial from the 1940’s.

Case
Flexible lugs watch case consisting of three components – A stainless steel mid-case and case back, with steel colored bezel, all in NOS (New Old Stock) condition. Watch case measures 37.5 mm excl. winding crown.

Dial
Original, non-luminous, white dial with black Arabic numerals, signed ‘Chronomètre Invicta’ and ‘SWISS MADE’. Furthermore, the dial features one centered ‘PULSATIONS’ scale, which is intended to help doctors measure heartbeats. The printing of the minute track catches the light beautifully in the sunlight, as can be seen in the second image.

Movement
Valjoux 22

Strap
High-quality watch strap in dark brown, for fixed lugs.

Information
1940’s chronographs have something magnificent. This example does not only feature those attractive vintage chronograph elements, the 90-year-old watch is still preserved in remarkable condition. The originality is also on point, all parts remain untouched and original to this watch, which is very important when buying 1940’s chronographs. But let’s get more specific about those extraordinary details this example features… Let’s begin with the masculine-looking watch case, which is a result of the extravagant looking flexible lugs. This uncommon design feature was adopted by the horological industry in the 1930’s and 1940’s. In today’s spirit of time, this is a very attractive, uncommon and collectible feature to find on a well preserved vintage chronograph watch.

The non-luminous white dial features an attractive silver minute track and pristine overall dial condition. Seeing that all these sought-after elements have been wonderfully preserved over time, together with the knowledge that these watches have not been made for the mainstream population, but for high-ranking doctors and surgeons, makes many collector appreciate this attractive and large chronograph wristwatch from the 1940’s.

Measurement
38 mm. diam. 

Provenance
Watch collector from Germany

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