Important Watches & Jewelry
New York, Dec 08, 2016
LEONIDAS CHRONOGRAFO A RITORNO STEEL Leonidas, "Chronografo a Ritorno". Made in the 1940s. Fine , large, stainless steel and nickel reversing stop watch for equal distance bomb sight, HEIGHT graduated in meters, military watch with round single button, bidirectional chronograph.
Three-body, polished and matte, lobed revolving bezel, mobile lugs, the pusher at 2 is for stopping the chronograph hand, the co-axial pusher on the winding-crown is for starting the chronograph function back and forth and returnto- zero. Black with luminous Arabic numerals graduated in "hm" from 5 to 60, the trianglular index on the outer graduation in fifths of second can be set by turning the bezel. Blued steel epee chronograph hand. Cal. 20```, gilt brass, 15 jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance- spring, index regulator. Case numbered.