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Le Phare Date Chronograph Landeron 189 45min 37m 1960’s

$2,375.00 $2,050.00

This Le Phare Date Chronograph Landeron 189 45min 37m 1960’s is a class act & has a quality pedigree. Large 37m case & the entire watch is in great condition.

Description

Another great vintage chronograph in the form of this quality Le Phare Date Chronograph Landeron 189 45min 37m 1960’s gents wristwatch.

In 1888, the talented young watchmakers named Barbezieux  & Baillot founded a watch factory under the same name in the city of Le Locle (Switzerland).

They immediately starting producing quality watches {pocket} often with complications & gathered a strong rep; very quickly

They invented the “quiet regulator” & later won a Gold medal at the Exposition Universelle Paris in 1900 for the watch.
Le Phare watches gathered a strong following & a hint of financial success ahead.

Winning 3 gold medals in the late 19thC ,   1889 at the Great Universal Exhibition in Paris,   2} 1896 at the National Exhibition in Geneva and
3} 1906
In 1897 they had made a “quiet regulator”  which was a significant invention as regulators at that stage were quite noisy watches. With the medals being awarded for their ‘quiet reg;’ & other models.

The company specialised in watches with complications  ~ wristwatches of sophisticated design, such as chronographs , watches with a triple date capability etc.
They again expanded and moved from Le Locle to La Chaux-de-Fonds ,  home to many major watch companies.

Yet another producer of superior quality watches for many decades that many collectors are unaware of in 2017 ,  though still producing watches today.

Powered by the highly regarded rarer/lesser seen Landeron 189 with date and 30 or 45 minute {if improved} capability.
With this handsome watch being the much harder to find ,  45 minute register and was used by major companies in some of their iconic watches ,  such as the Heuer Carrera !

Blue telemeter chapter , applied gold markers &  12  numeral are always a welcomed addition , easy to read framed date window , original gold hands ,  all 5 of them.   Round pushers , original crown and beautiful gold filled 37m case!

The date feature is always a popular addition for many and one does not need to be a ‘seasoned watchie’  to see just how crisp , clean & stunning the dial on this Le Phare is!
The applied gold markers etc is often a hint as to a quality watch & this handsome chrono screams quality & style even to the casual observer.

This is a fine quality watch , that has a hell of a lot going for it ,  especially when the price is considered!

The Landeron 189 movement is in exceptionally fine condition and is running beautifully with all functions operating exactly as they should!
A superior movement and as mentioned ,  the same used in the legendary Heuer Carrera  as well as other fine quality models.

A large 37 mm’s  w.o.c.  with such a stunning original dial & handsome ‘red gold’ case  {filled}  ~   this really is one handsome watch of fine quality!
We will add a couple more pic’s in due course.

Sold with our complimentary 6 months warranty ,  this handsome Le Phare Date Chronograph Landeron 189 45min 37m 1960’s gents watch is ready to strap onto your wrist , via the new black leather strap which really accentuates the dial & head off into your day!

Quality , condition , features , history , long / medium play 45 min chrono & all 100% original   ~   this one is another that certainly  ~ Ticks All The Boxes !!

Priced to find a new wrist to call home ,  quickly ,  you will not find another quality example of this model at a better price in Oz !!
We encourage comparison!!

To purchase or to ask any questions please email and we will respond promptly.