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    Zenith Rare & Very Fine Caliber 135 Chronométre Wristwatch, circa 1954
    Case: stainless steel, No. 9048110, three body, 35 mm, three body, snap on case back, polished and brushed
    Dial: silver/champagne with guilloche center, applied polished steel Arabic numerals, star logo and faceted dart indexes, subsidiary seconds, black minute marks, luminous dots at the five minutes, steel Dauphine hands
    Movement: No. 4250320, caliber 135, 19 jewels, straight line damaskeened finish, 3/4 plate, large monometallic balance wheel with shock absorber, precision micrometric disc regulator, signed "Chronometre Zenith" and marked 135 below the balance wheel
    Band: leather, original Zenith steel buckle with star logo
    Signed: Zenith Chronométre

    Note: Zenith's acclaimed caliber 135 was designed for chronometer competitions for movements up to 30 mm diameter. The caliber 135 won an unprecedented 5 straight first prize finishes at the Neuchatel Observatory chronometer trials (1950-1954). Considered by many to the the finest manual movement ever made the Zenith 135, with it's classic design and superior finish, is a highly coveted item among watch connoisseurs.




    Condition Report*: Type: Zenith Rare & Very Fine Caliber 135 Chronométre Wristwatch
    Dial: silvered, applied steel dart markers and numerals
    Hands; steel Dauphine hands
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case No: 9048110
    Case Info: three body, snap on back
    Case Width: 35 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: No. 4250320, caliber 135, 19 jewels, straight line damaskeened finish, 3/4 plate, large monometallic balance wheel with shock absorber, precision micrometric disc regulator, signed "Chronometre Zenith" and marked 135 below the balance wheel
    Band: leather, original Zenith buckle with star logo
    Circa: November 1954
    Condition: movement is very good, bright and running well, professionally serviced in 2012, case is very good and sharp with original crown, dial is good overall
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    26th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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