A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black ‘tropical’ dial, unusual lugs, tachometer and telemeter scales.

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  • Manufacturer: Hermès
    Year: Circa 1935
    Case No: 267’907
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 14’’’, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Dial, strap and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Thierry Hermès founded Hermès in 1837 as a harness workshop for top-level horse riders in Paris. The company would later expand into travel bags, furniture, and watchmaking. Hermès has preserved their impeccable reputation for the finest crafted leather goods for almost two centuries, still reigning as a worldwide leader in the luxury market today.

    The present watch from the mid-1930s has an interesting innovative design. Its large case is exceptional, standing out with its prominent, cone-shaped, hinged lugs. It’s fitted with a beautiful black dial that has aged to a lovely shade of chocolate brown. The uniform aging of the dial perfectly harmonizes with the gold colored hour markers, tachometer, and telemeter scales.

    A market leader in both luxury and high-fashion, Hermès is known to only grace their name on products made with top quality craftsmanship. The extraordinary condition combined with fascinating aesthetics makes this unusual wristwatch a highly collectible and interesting early vintage chronograph for watch collectors of all types.

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Hermès

A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black ‘tropical’ dial, unusual lugs, tachometer and telemeter scales.

Circa 1935
35mm diameter
Dial, strap and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 30,000 

sold for CHF27,500

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