1960s Gallet MultiChron 45 Decimal Chronograph
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 enthusiasts alike and appreciated for its fine attention to detail and wonderfully executed wristwatches.
The MultiChron line of watches designed by Gallet are the most popular and revered by collectors because of their usually larger case sizes and tool watch applications. The MultiChrons were always designed with an intended purpose in mind and their highly legible dials make for perfect daily wearing.
Like most MultiChrons, the Decimal chronographs bring their own flavor into the mix. Its large dial format and bright color scheme make the MultiChron Decimal an all-around crowd-pleaser aesthetically but the dial was intended for on the spot readability as this watch was engineered to record time divided into minutes and tenths of minutes. Featuring a robust EP4 chronograph movement for accurate timing, the Decimal was designed for many applications in both the medical and scientific fields but would have also been used for sports timing. The MultiChron 45 Decimal has a 37.5mm case which makes it easily wearable by today's watch size standards and its bright silver dial with red decimal track and large art deco Arabic numerals give the watch a more sporty feel. The MultiChron 45 Decimal chronograph is an easy choice for daily wear.
|Model||MultiChron 45 Decimal|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The oversized case is excellent showing its original factory dimensions with honest signs of use. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pushers. The screw-down case back remains in excellent condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The gorgeous silver chronograph dial has achieved a vibrant warm patina. The dial itself shows some light signs of aging. The red outer decimal track and art deco Arabic numerals remain in excellent condition. The blue stainless steel hands and subsidiary hands are original to the watch and are in excellent original condition.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.