1960s Wittnauer Professional Chronograph (Ref. 235T)
While Wittnauer certainly isn’t one of the commonly known watch brands, it certainly has the history to rival just about any out there. Founded in 1885 in New York by Swiss immigrant Albert Wittnauer, the eponymous company set out to craft timepieces that were designed for exploration and adventure, especially in aviation and sea navigation. In fact, Neil Armstrong wore a Wittnauer for the Gemini 8 mission.
This Wittnauer Chronograph ref. 235T from the 1960s contains many of the key elements you would want in a mid-century chronograph and is a beautiful example of the ingenuity and imagination of the company.
|Dial||White / Cream|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The case is in original and unpolished condition with unique geometric beveled lugs that are specific to this reference of Wittnauer. The case retains its original crown and pushers, and the screw-down case back is clean with no markings. The watch will be supplied on a 2pc leather strap.
The white dial has aged and taken on a wonderful warm creamy patina and the blue tachymeter and red telemeter at the outer edge of the dial add to the character and charm of this timepiece. The three subdials at the 3 o'clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o'clock positions provide a sophisticated and sporty look. The blued steel center chronograph hand and sub-dial hands are eye-catching against the cream dial. The original tritium lume-filled minute and hour hands have also achieved an excellent patina that matches the tritium lumed Arabic numerals on the dial
None. The watch just received a full overhaul service and is keeping time at COSC spec. It will come with a 1-year warranty of accurate time keeping.