Zodiac made a number of attractive chronographs in the 1960s, perhaps none with a more classic aesthetic than the Zodia-Chron. From the clean, triple-register silvered stepped dial, the fixed Dot-over-90 aluminum tachymeter bezel, to the Valjoux 72 movement, this is a quintessential 1960s chronograph.
This Zodia-Chron comes from the original owner and purchaser of the watch, and is overall in extremely fine condition. The acrylic crystal has been replaced, and the case cleaned and left unpolished. Other than some minor marks of wear it presents quite sharp, with nice, thick and defined lugs and an unexpectedly clean case back (these watches were prone to mishandling when being opened). The fixed bezel has faded slightly to an appealing not-quite "ghost" black and has some slight wear to the edge. The brushed inner ring with minute track and bright red 5 minute markers is clean, and the dial similarly so, aside from a few minor marks (hardly visible without magnification or macro photography).
We have overhauled the Valjoux 72 (Zodiac Caliber 69) movement and it comes with an extended one year warranty. It keeps good time and the chronograph works as it should, starting, stopping, and resetting as expected. We have pared the watch with a black Zuludiver Sailcloth strap with grey stitching that we feel really enhances the bezel and dial.
Overall this is a stunning piece, a great investment, and a coveted addition to any collection.
Reference: 692-841 Movement: Manual Wind, Zodiac Caliber 69 (Valjoux 72) Case: 38mm (not including crown and pushers) Stainless Steel case and back Features: Chronograph Strap: Zuludiver Sailcloth Padded quick-release strap in black (with grey stitching)