Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 65

Junghans 
Military chronograph, minute counter, black lacquered dial, calibre Valjoux 88; chromium-plated metal and stainless steel

EUR 1,400 - 2,300

USD 1,700 - 2,800 / HKD 13,000 - 21,300

Sold: EUR 2,340

Chromium-plated metal and stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, military wristwatch, with screwed case-back, revolving graduated bezel, black colour lacquered dial with luminescent suspended Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications: 
• 1/5 chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces) with outer ring divided in 100 
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)


LOADING IMAGES
Click to full view Click to full view
Image Image

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-55-01

Good

Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original

Brand Junghans, Schramberg (Germany)

Year circa 1950-1960

Movement No. 3 913

Bracelet stainless steel expendable “Expandro” bracelet (made in Germany)

Diameter 37.9 mm. (bezel)

Caliber 13’’’ (based on Valjoux 88 by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux), 18 000 v / h

Dimensions 46.8 x 38.1 mm.

Signature dial and case

Accessories a French diver’s wrist magnetic compass with black leather strap, circa 1960-1970, model “VZ” (Serge Vez), socalled “Sphericompas”, made under the French invention patent No. 1 189 600, delivered on March 23, 1959, to Société Anonyme La Spirotechnique, Paris and Nice; copy of the invention patent

Notes

Société Anonyme La Spirotechnique, Paris and Nice
 
Société française (sise avenue Carros, Nice, France) de matériel de plongée sous-marine créée en 1946 comme département de la société l’Air Liquide pour commercialiser les inventions du Commandant Jean-Yves Cousteau et d’Emile Gagnan. Elle a changé de nom en 2003 pour devenir La Spirotechnique – Aqualung. En plus du matériel de plongée proprement dit (bouteilles d’air et détendeurs) elle fabriqua aussi des accessoires comme les boussoles.Dès la fin des années 1950, elle produisit une première boussole à bracelet développée par Serge Vez, le modèle « VZ ».