A rare and attractive stainless steel world time chronograph wristwatch with rotating bezel, with case by Gallet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Jacquet Droz
    Year: Circa 1975
    Model Name: "Flying Officer"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 149, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Metal buckle
    Dimensions: 36.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial signed Jacquet Droz, case signed Gallet

  • Catalogue Essay

    Preserved in astounding condition, this interesting Flying Officer wristwatch was produced by Gallet, but retailed by Jacquet Droz. Rumored to have been developed under Harry Truman, the Flying Officer is an incredibly useful tool watch. While the chronograph function enables the wearer to measure time intervals, the rotating bezel and worldtime scale also allows the user to track multiple time zones.

    To the best of our knowledge, the present watch is the only Gallet "Flying Officer" wristwatch retailed by Jacquet Droz that has appeared on the auction market, making this timepiece incredibly rare. Furthermore, it is offered in unpolished and most probably "New Old Stock" condition with crisp facet, full lugs. All the original printing on the dial remains intact. The luminous material has aged evenly with the hands and now display beautiful patina.

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THIS LOT IS TO BE SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

A rare and attractive stainless steel world time chronograph wristwatch with rotating bezel, with case by Gallet

Circa 1975
36.5mm Diameter
Dial signed Jacquet Droz, case signed Gallet

Estimate
CHF4,000 - 6,000 
€3,600-5,300
$4,000-6,000

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Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019