Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 334

ZENITH Chronograph

HKD 34,400 - 43,000

USD 4,400 - 5,500 / EUR 4,000 - 5,000 / CHF 4,400 - 5,500

Rare and fine stainless steel, round case, cream dial with 2 registers, manual winding chronograph wristwatch.

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

Brand Zenith, Switzerland

Model Chronograph

Year Circa 1950

Movement No. 5088858

Case No. 9657638

Material Stainless steel

Bracelet Stainless steel

Diameter 35mm

Caliber 136D

Signature Case, dial, movement


Georges Favre-Jacot was only 22 when he created the company Zenith in Le Locle, in 1865. The manufacture is well known for its chronographs. One of its most notable creation was the movement Zenith El Primero realised for the first time in 1969. Here the lot was produced years before this industrial breakthrough. The wristwatch features a calibre 136D which was one of the Martel calibres. The movement is 13’’’ (30 mm) in diameter which is one of the smallest calibres for a chronograph.