Record - START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs Geneva Friday, May 13, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Record
    Year: Circa 1945
    Reference No: 10049
    Case No: 738’474
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Venus 185, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, max. length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 1903, the Record Watch Company enjoyed a rich history of making interesting and unusual calendar timepieces – but especially also chronographs. The present split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with
    12 – hour register is amongst the most iconic and sought after models the company ever produced.

    The wonderfully complex Venus caliber 185 sits within a large, superbly proportioned steel case with stepped sides and majestic fancy lugs.
    The case is in overall very strong condition and displays superb definition on the bezel and the lugs.

    The stunning three-tone silvered dial with large luminous Arabic hour markers further enhances the watch’s appeal and collectibility. Rarely seen on the market, the Record split-seconds chronograph impresses not only by its size and presence but also represents tremendous value for the wise collector of vintage wristwatches.


Ref. 10049
A very rare, highly attractive and large stainless steel split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with three-tone silvered dial, fancy lugs and bracelet.

Circa 1945
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed

CHF15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF27,500

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016