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Gallet MultiChron 30M Chronograph - 'Clamshell' Case

Sale price$4,750.00 USD

Gallet as a brand has skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years and for good reason. They were one of the absolute best manufacturers of the mid 20th century and revolutionized functional chronographs as we know them today.

The present example being an excellent 1950s Multi-Chron Variant with gilt dial. The outer scale are presented in lusterous gilt printing, while the dial itself is a dark, deep, black color. As if the dial wasn’t enough to stop you in your tracks here - this is also a clamshell cased chronograph. The clamshell case was a unique method of case construction that lasted from the late 1930s into the 1940s - and was used by several different brands. These are also sometimes called 'Spillman’ cases by collectors. One of the benefits of these contract cases was the watches tended to be a very good size - and 35mm for something of this era is quite large indeed! Powered by the venerable Venus 150 movement inside - this Gallet functions as well as it looks. The Venus movements were a favorite of Gallet and many other brands like Breitling throughout the 20th Century for it’s reliability and durability - two important hallmarks in a sporting chronograph!

*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.

Stainless Steel 1940s Automatic Sport

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From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

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