Gallet has a historic place in watchmaking. The company prides itself as being the oldest watch and clock manufacturer, operating since 1466, as well as recording a number of firsts in the industry, including creating the first waterproof chronograph, the first wristwatch with rotating bezel, and the first regatta timer. They are most famous for their line of MultiChron chronographs. Although the MultiChrons were produced mainly as tool watches for military, racing, medical, or other professional use, today they are as highly sought after by collectors for their stylish design as much as for their historical value.
This particular MultiChron 45 is a great example of why the line is so popular among enthusiasts. Although produced as a tool watch the design is refined enough to wear on dressy occasions under the cuff. The simple, well proportioned case wears larger then its 35.5mm diameter would suggest. The glossy black dial is straightforward, with only the printed "Gallet" in the centre, keeping all available information easy and efficient to read. The rare black dial is excellent while the tritium indicators and hands have aged to a lovely creamy colour.
Movement: Manual Wind: Landeron 149, 17 jewels Movement was serviced in 2020. We have fully inspected and regulated it. It keeps accurate time, while the chronograph function works as it should. Case: 35.5mm (not including crown and pushers) Stainless Steel case and back Features: Chronograph Strap: Hirsch Duke strap in gold brown Overall condition: Stainless steel case is in excellent condition, with few marks of wear. The case back presents some watchmaker tool marks. Crystal is good, rare black dial is in mint condition, with aged creamy tritium indicators and matching hands.