CYMA - START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs Geneva Friday, May 13, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: CYMA
    Year: Circa 1940
    Reference No: 295’806
    Movement No: 8546
    Case No: 145
    Model Name: Antimagnétique
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 22, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 1930s and early 1940s were an exploratory time for watch manufacturers as is evidenced by the great diversity of case designs during this important period of the development of the wristwatch. Presented here is a wonderful example from Cyma, a Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1862, housed in an oversized, water-resistant steel case that is wonderfully preserved.

    The massive lugs are well defined and crisp, and on the underside, have four screws embedded to attach to the case. This two-piece so-called “clamshell” case was granted the Patent number 189190, based on its design. The side of the case has a lovely satin brushed finish, free of flaws with no signs of imperfections.

    Furthermore, the eye catching gold and white colored printing of the tachometer and the outer telemeter scales contrast perfectly with the deep black dial surface, enhancing the character of an already interesting collectors’ timepiece.


Ref. 295’806
A very rare and highly attractive antimagnetic stainless steel chronograph with glossy black dial, tachometer and telemeter scales

Circa 1940
38.5mm diameter
Dial and movement signed

CHF8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for CHF15,000

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016