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    Zenith, Rare and Fine Caliber 135 Chronometre, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1950s
    Case: 35 mm, stainless steel, three body, brushed and polished, with snap-on bezel and back, No. 9048153
    Dial: brushed silver, with outer minute track, applied white gold dart and Arabic markers, and guilloche sub seconds dial; white gold dauphine hour/minute hands, and baton seconds hand
    Movement: Zenith caliber 135 manual wind, 19 jewels, Swiss lever, chronometer certified, with monometallic balance and shock protection, micrometric regulator, and nickel finish with Geneva stripes, No. 4250563
    Band: stainless steel mesh, approximately 7 5/8 inches maximum length, including watch
    Signed: Zenith on dial, case, crown, and movement

    Zenith's caliber 135 is considered by many to the the finest manual movement ever made, and is highly coveted among watch connoisseurs. It was designed for chronometer competitions for movements up to 30 mm in diameter, winning an unprecedented five straight first-prize finishes at the Neuchatel Observatory chronometer trials from 1950 through 1954.


    Condition Report*: Type: Zenith, Rare and Fine Caliber 135 Chronometre, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1950s
    Signed: Zenith on dial, case, crown, and movement
    Model: Caliber 135 Chronometre
    Dial: brushed silver, with outer minute track, applied white gold dart and Arabic markers, and guilloche sub seconds dial
    Hands: white gold dauphine hour/minute hands, and baton seconds hand
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #9048153
    Case Info: three body, brushed and polished, with snap-on bezel and back
    Case Width: 35 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Zenith caliber 135 manual wind, 19 jewels, Swiss lever, chronometer certified, with monometallic balance and shock protection, micrometric regulator, and nickel finish with Geneva stripes, No. 4250563
    Band: stainless steel mesh, approximately 7 5/8 inches maximum length, including watch
    Circa: 1950s
    Condition: Excellent refurbished dial on original dial plate. Excellent case, with sharp edges. Running, but service is recommended.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Lotte New York Palace
    455 Madison Avenue
    The Garrison Room
    New York, NY 10022


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