Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 48

AQUASTAR, AIRSTAR, STEEL Aquastar, Geneve, "Airstar", case No. 216043. Made in the late 1960s. Fine and rare, water resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, tachometer and registers.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 12,500

Three body, polished and brushed, lapidated lugs, bi-directional revolving graduated bezel for the decompression times, screwed-down case back. Black with applied luminous baton indexes, outermost white tachometer scale, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30 minutes and 12-hour registers. Luminous steel baton hands. Valjoux 72, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring. Case and dial signed.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Made in a very small series (scholars believe in the 200-300 pieces) the Airstar was probably produced to be commercialized under another name but never made it to regular production, making this Valjoux 72 equipped diving chronograph a must-have.