Bring a Loupe: A Rare Wittnauer Professional Chronograph 242T, A Funky Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Disco Volante,' A Rolex Explorer II Reference 1655, And More
Wittnauer Professional Chronograph 242T, With Solo Dial
This is the fourth time this year that the Wittnauer reference 242T has made it into Bring A Loupe, yet this one comes with a curve: it does not have the Genève notice under Wittnauer, shaping kind of a performance dial on the off chance that you wish, to utilize Rolex-nerd terms. All the more significantly, the dark dial shows again its fantastic equilibrium, and the lume dabs appear to be especially very much safeguarded. Furthermore, obviously you actually get the pleasantly proportioned 38mm case and the manual-injury type Valjoux 72, all of which help represent the rising notoriety of this specific Wittnauer chronograph.
The watch vendor Uberz (with a last z) offers this uncommon Wittnauer 242T for $15,850, a critical premium throughout the last three models as of late sold, which were in sub-par condition, and did not have the performance dial, yet exchanged the $8,000 to 10,000 range.
Jaeger-LeCoultre E562 With 'Disco Volante' Case
The case shape truly makes this Jaeger-LeCoultre, which comes as a full set, with introduction box and unique papers. The E562 reference referenced on the assurance from December 1972 doesn’t bring some other query output, with the exception of exactly the same watch recently offered by another vendor .
This underlines the uncommonness of this JLC and its polarizing configuration, nicknamed “Disco Volante” after its unconventional look (the epithet signifies “flying saucer”), which combines a disproportionally enormous bezel and shrouded carries. Its programmed development is no less intriguing, as the type K881G regularly got a Chronometer affirmation, concerning occurrence in the famous Geomatic. On the caseback, the excess hints of a purple sticker appear to demonstrate that the watch was worn sparingly.
The seller Vesper records this exceptionally unordinary Jaeger-LeCoultre E562 “Disco Volante” for $3,950.
Rolex Explorer II Reference 1655
The Rolex Explorer II reference 1655 focused on a genuine specialty market: cavern pioneers. This clarifies the 24-hour hand, which is in no way, shape or form a GMT hand (since the outer 24-hour bezel is fixed and the hand can’t be autonomously set). The solitary reason for this enormous hand was to separate day and night underground, and the orange tone can be credited to this current model’s dispatch in 1971. It was never a significant accomplishment over its 14-year creation, yet its extremely particular look at last stimulated the interest of Rolex gatherers, who at that point gave several epithets from “Freccione” (bolt, in Italian) to the “Steve McQueen,” albeit no proof has at any point been discovered that the popular entertainer at any point possessed this reference. The early models accompanied a straight second hands, while the one offered here dates from 1981 and appropriately has a Mk5 dial .
This Rolex Explorer II with its unmistakable orange hand is accessible for $17,500 from The Keystone.
Eberhard & Co. Contograf From The 1970s
Eberhard presented the Contograf during the 1960s; in light of its vivid dial and coordinated wristband, the model here has a place with the next decade, however it held the trademark date at 6 o’clock. This 37mm chronograph likewise exists in a blue-dial adaptation ; the two models utilize orange for the moment register and the throb scale. They do come with an in-house chronograph development, the type 310-82 with segment wheel, and not the more normal Valjoux 23 or 7734, which additionally made conceivable the situation of a date window at 6 o’clock.
This Eberhard Contagraf is being offered by Casowatches.com ; the cost is €2,500 (or around $2,700).
Purchaser Beware: A Zenith El Primero A386 With A Lot Of Service Parts
There is no uncertainty that the Zenith reference A386 is an exceptionally attractive vintage chronograph, lodging the progressive El Primero type 3019, which was the lone high-beat development among the main chronograph types delivered in 1969. In any case, the model here comes with one central point of interest: its unique dial is no more. The image scarcely permits you to see it, however the circle on the O letter from El Primero is a distinct obvious that this is a more up to date dial, similar to the exceptionally white lume on the files, and the “Swiss Made” notice at the base – the last signifying the utilization of Luminova, rather than the first tritium. The handset and tachymeter scale have additionally been traded for more current ones. Each one of those progressions intensely sway the estimation of the watch and are shockingly not unveiled on its posting , which depicts its condition as “superb.” That’s sort of sensible for fresh out of the plastic new assistance parts, however a serious inconvenient arrangement for collectors.