CYMA - Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS Hong Kong Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: CYMA
    Year: Circa 1950s
    Reference No: 295806
    Case No: 189’190, outer caseback stamped 8020-56
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 22, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 37.3 mm diameter
    Signed: Dial signed CYMA, movement signed Tavannes

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the year of 1871, famous watchmaker Henri Sandoz established Sandoz & Cie in Le Locle. Sandoz later relocated to Tavannes in 1891, where he focused on the production of complicated chronographs and repeaters. Soon after this move, Sandoz developed a business with the Schwob brothers, and CYMA was officially registered in 1903. Sandoz applied the most modern manufacturing techniques and produced very high quality timepieces, trademarked as Tavannes, CYMA and CYMA Tavannes.

    The quality of the product allowed Tavannes/CYMA to become one of the biggest Swiss watch manufacturers by the early twentieth century. The dial of the present watch is signed CYMA and the movement is signed Tavannes, evidencing the history of the brand. Furthermore, the eye catching printing contrasts impeccably with the glossy black dial surface, bolstering the character of an already interesting vintage chronograph timepiece for the most discerning collectors.


Ref. 295806
A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with glossy black dial, telemeter and tachymeter scales

Circa 1950s
37.3 mm diameter
Dial signed CYMA, movement signed Tavannes

HK$80,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$87,500

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Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019