Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 317

Chronograph, minute counter, black dial, Archimedean spiral scale, calibre Valjoux 22; Staybrite stainless steel

HKD 47,500 - 95,000

EUR 5,800 - 11,500 / CHF 6,000 - 12,000 / USD 6,100 - 12,100

Sold: HKD 58,750

Staybrite stainless steel, manual-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, lapidated lugs, black colour dial with suspended Arabic numerals, black colour auxiliary dials, subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces located on the case-band) with telemetric scale graduated for 1 000 metres and tachometric scale graduated in an Archimedean spiral for 400 units per hour
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-18-01



HANDS Original

Brand Doxa, Le Locle

Year circa 1950

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 2 501

Material stainless steel

Bracelet brown leather strap

Buckle stainless steel buckle

Caliber 14’’’ (based on Valjoux 22 ebauche by Raymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Height 44.5 mm.

Width 37.8 mm.

Signature dial and movement


Staybrite stainless steel

The mention “Acier Staybrite” is the trade name of an early stainless steel alloy conceived and patented by the Brown Firth Research Laboratories in Sheffield, United Kingdom of Great Britain.