1960s Gallet MultiChron 45 Chronograph
The name Gallet & Co. has been synonymous with horology for 550 years dating back 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 alike and appreciated for its fine attention to detail and wonderfully executed wristwatches.
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The case of this Multichron 45 measures 37-millimeters. The overall design is very nearly perfectly balanced, simultaneously solid and svelte. The lugs are long and the pump pushers of the chronograph extend far outside the case, giving the watch a certain modular look that serves it well. The Gallet features an oversize crown and a screw-down steel case back.
The silver dial features a flat finish that is perfect for the myriad of print it backs. It features two sub-registers, one 60-second counter and one 45-minute counter for the chronograph. While being obviously useful, the registers also act aesthetically on the watch by cutting in half the 2, 4, 8, and 10-hour markers. On the dial's outer edge live the black and blue mixed telemeter and tachymeter scales. To match, the Multichron features blued steel hands as well as a dark blue 2pc leather strap.
None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.