1940s Gallet Regulator Chronograph "Venus 140"

The name Gallet & Co. has been synonymous with horology for 550 years, dating to the year 1466 when founded by Humbertus Gallet. Gallet & Co. introduced some of the most useful wristwatch complications of today including the first wrist-worn chronograph, regatta timer, and GMT chronograph. Gallet today remains well respected among vintage collectors and appreciated for its fine attention to detail and wonderfully executed wristwatches.

The MultiChron Regulator was introduced by Gallet in 1929 as a mono-pusher chronograph with a dial format that prioritizes the watch's ability to record events through the chronograph function while the actual timekeeping portion of the watch is secondary. This unique design eventually evolved to employ a modern two-button chronograph system and quickly became a favorite timepiece among professionals. The MultiChron Regulator was even the official wristwatch of the Indianapolis 500.

Brand Gallet
Style MultiChron Regulator
Model Chronograph "Venus 140"
Serial 57XXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial White
Millimeters 34
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The case is in incredibly well-preserved and original condition, showing no notable evidence of previous polishing and the orignial finishing remains crisp throughout while minimal signs of honest use are present. The case retains its original flat pushers, and the crown also appears to be original to the watch. The case back exhibits very gentle wear which is expected for the age of the watch.


The impressive and original white dial with black text features excellent contrast and exhibits minimal imperfections for the age of the watch. The original blued hands also remain in excellent condition and enhance the aesthetics by adding a sleek touch of color, completing the watch for an overall beautiful presentation.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.