A fine and extremely well-preserved stainless steel chronograph with black luminous dial, made for the Italian Army

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Leonidas
    Year: Circa 1960
    Case No: Military numbers 270254
    Model Name: Tipo CP-2
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 222, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Tipo CP-2 chronographs made by Zenith, Universal Genève and Leonidas for the pilots of the Italian Navy have enormously grown in popularity in recent times, most probably due to the large diameter and very masculine aesthetic.

    The name “CP” refers to the fact that it is a wrist chronometer (Cronometro da Polso), with two versions known: 1 and 2, differing in size; 38mm the CP1 and 43mm the CP2.

    The military vocation of the timepiece is reflected in its construction, featuring all the usual military requirements: military markings on the back - most notably the AMI (Aeronautica Militare Italiana) as well as the issuance number, a large, highly legible black luminous dial with broad hands, and a revolving graduated bezel. All these features are perfectly suited for the needs of the pilots during their flight missions.

    The movement as well reflects the needs of military pilots, offering hack feature, for perfect time regulation and flyback chronograph for instantaneous reset.

    Finally, a surprising clamshell case construction enables for reinforced water resistance.

    The present watch will please the collector of military timepieces thanks to its overall excellent condition and highly charismatic aesthetics.

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Leonidas

A fine and extremely well-preserved stainless steel chronograph with black luminous dial, made for the Italian Army

Circa 1960
43mm Diameter
Dial signed

Estimate
CHF2,500 - 3,500 
€2,300-3,200
$2,500-3,500

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Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019