A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with raised Breguet hour markers, outer red telemeter scale, blue snail-shaped tachometer scale and bracelet.

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  • Manufacturer: Movado
    Year: Circa 1950
    Reference No: 95 704 568
    Case No: 1800
    Model Name: Sub-Sea
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. C 95 M, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, max. length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Sub-Sea is a line from Movado that over time has gained a cult following due to the exceptional quality of their cases, movements and stunning dial designs. The present example is an example rarely seen on the market, especially when found in such wonderful condition.

    No one could be blamed for mistaking this Sub-Sea from a few feet away with a Patek Philippe 1463 with Breguet numerals. This should come as no surprise since its case was made by Taubert & Fils – the same casemaker used by Patek for their 1463 watches. The Movado is however distinguished by its three-register dial, with a red telemeter scale and blue colored snail-shaped tachometer scale. This example is housed in an exceptional 35 mm case, powered by Movado’s own, in-house C 95 M manual-wind movement.

    The present watch is fitted with a stainless steel mesh-style bracelet, which elevates the look completely. Presented in overall superb, original condition, it is hard to believe this watch has remained in such excellent condition over its life span.

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Movado

Ref. 95 704 568
A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with raised Breguet hour markers, outer red telemeter scale, blue snail-shaped tachometer scale and bracelet.

Circa 1950
35mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 24,000 

sold for CHF20,000

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