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  • Manufacturer: Doxa
    Year: Circa 1950
    Case No: 4'454'504
    Model Name: Anti Magnetique
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is proof that extremely attractive and intriguing vintage timepieces can be found without the need to spend hundreds of thousand of dollars.
    This immensely charming Doxa chronograph not only is a joy to wear, but it also offers remarkable horological interest both in terms of case and dial.
    The case is an oversize model for the time, indicating a possible tool watch intended destination for the piece. The lugs construction is simple, strong and utilitarian, but with the added flair of facets, furthermore very well preserved with sharp edges. On the sides one can notice the bars now soldered to the case - also a trait typical of tool and military timepieces: fixed lugs.

    The dial is an ode to dial design of mid-20th century, featuring a plethora of intriguing details, most obviously the salmon color, and not just a monochrome pink: the dial presents an attractive two-tone finish, playfully and constantly changing according to how light falls on it. From a technical standpoint, adding further substance to the conjecture of this being a tool watch, the multi-scale design (blue telemetric and double tachymetric - outer one for 60-500 UPH, inner one for 60-20 UPH) is very interesting and typical of the era and it comes with the bonus of being an intriguing and eye-pleasing aesthetic detail.

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A large and extremely attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with rose, luminous, multi-scale, two-tone dial

Circa 1950
38mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 16,000 
€7,400-14,800
$8,700-17,400

Sold for CHF21,420

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020