A highly attractive and very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black lacquered dial and gold-colored tachometer scale

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  • Manufacturer: Movado
    Year: Circa 1940
    Reference No: 3525
    Movement No: 19’008
    Case No: 97’422
    Model Name: Non-Magnetic
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 95M, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vintage Movado chronograph wristwatches enjoy a strong following around the world due to the exceptional quality of their cases, movements, and stunning dial designs.

    This example presented here is housed in an exceptional 35 mm case. In lovely original condition, its case was made by Taubert & Fils – the identical case maker used by Patek Philippe for some of their iconic, water-resistant references, including the legendary reference 1463 chronograph, and the reference 565. Accordingly, it’s fitted with the same round, “Tasti Tondi” pump pushers and a crown as those found on the 1463. The stunning and rare black dial is also in excellent condition, and displays a rainbow-like radiance that is very pleasing to the observer. It is powered by Movado’s own, in-house 95 M manual-wind chronograph movement; a delightful, serpentine-shaped hand used for the 3 o’clock register provides so much character to the watch. The start-stop function is started by the lower button, and reset is activated by the button located at the 2 o’clock position.

    The watch is in a virtually unrestored state of preservation, and combined with its quality and rarity, it offers tremendous value for any collector.

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Movado

Ref. 3525
A highly attractive and very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black lacquered dial and gold-colored tachometer scale

Circa 1940
35mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 

sold for CHF32,500

Contact Specialist
Livia Russo
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