An attractive and very well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with blue tachymeter scale

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  • Manufacturer: Movado
    Year: circa 1966
    Reference No: 95 704 568
    Case No: 1918
    Model Name: Sub-Sea
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. C 95 M, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Movado bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 1881 in La Chaux de Fonds, Movado established its reputation as a high quality movement manufacturer, designing, testing and assembling their own movements under one roof. Following World War II, only a handful of brands were capable of producing in-house movements, with most brands purchasing ebauches and finishing them to their specifications.
    Movado’s Sub-Sea model was the brand’s water resistant chronograph wristwatch, using their C 95 M chronograph caliber and a Taubert & Fils-made case. Taubert was a respected case maker specializing in water resistant cases - supplying them to some of Switzerland’s most prestigious brands. Today, collectors find Taubert & Fils cases on many well-known models, including Patek Philippe’s reference 1463 chronograph and reference 565. It is interesting to note the firm never changed their maker’s mark, and today Taubert & Fils-supplied cases still feature the “FB” hallmark.
    The present watch is in superb condition, with a well-preserved case and bracelet showing little signs of wear. This is reinforced by the sharp lugs and crisp lines observed throughout the case. The watch has a masculine and modern feel with its combination of black and blue scales on the silvered dial. This uncommon and attractive Movado is a true find for collectors of vintage chronograph wristwatches.

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Movado

Ref. 95 704 568
An attractive and very well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with blue tachymeter scale

circa 1966
35mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 
€9,200-13,800
$10,300-15,500

sold for CHF12,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016