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Gallet Outstanding Vintage Ernava Regulator Chronograph Original 1930’s ROLEX MAKER

$4,445.00 $3,875.00

An Outstanding & Uber Rare Vintage Ernava Regulator Chronograph Original 1940’s Gent’s wristwatch in Amazing Original condition!
*** ALL PRICES In  au$’s ***

Description

A Truly Outstanding & Seriously Rare Vintage Ernava Regulator Chronograph Original 1930’s in untouched condition!    These are probably the rarest & most sought after genre of all vintage watch collecting amongst  ‘collectors with advanced tastes’  ~  1940’s  one button Chronograph Regulators with untouched Original Dials!!

*********  AFTER EXTENSIVE RESEARCH { and After writing the listing below}    ~~    I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIS OUTSTANDING ERNAVA ONE BUTTON REGULATOR CHRONOGRAPH , c1931 ,  WAS IN FACT MADE BY  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>    GALLET !     WITHOUT DOUBT THE GREATEST  &  OLDEST CLOCK/WATCH MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD  >>>>  MASTER WATCHMAKER OF POCKET & WRISTWATCHES  WITH  COMPLICATIONS  !!  

GALLET IN FACT MADE  “THIS WATCH”  FOR  ROLEX  ALSO  {see attached images} ,   WITH  ……  ROLEX BEING  “LITERALLY HANDED THE FINISHED PRODUCT”  by GALLET ,  READY TO SELL!    ~~
***** THAT IS A F.A.C.T.  &  A TOTALLY  VERIFIABLE FACT >>>>>>>>
GALLET MADE THIS MODEL WATCH AND SOLD THE  FINISHED  PRODUCT TO THE PURCHASING COMPANY ,    THEREFORE WHEN YOU SEE THE ROLEX 2737 MODEL , THE BLACK DIAL EXAMPLES OR WHITE DIALS Etc,  WITH THE LAST KNOWN EXAMPLE SELLING FOR  APPROX;  au$218,000.00  In NOVEMBER LAST YEAR ,  2015 {since writing a previous example sold for well over au$280,000}   

Y.E.S.   THE E.X.A.C.T.  SAME WATCH ,  WITH THE  ONLY  DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS ERNAVA  &  THE ROLEX THAT SOLD FOR  au$218,000 IN NOVEMBER 2015 & {AND THE ABOVE MENTIONED OVER au$280,000 EXAMPLE}  …. IS THE LETTERS ON THE DIAL !!    APART FROM THAT ,,,,,,,,,,,,  THERE IS  NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS EXCEPTIONAL ERNAVA  &  THE ROLEX MENTIONED ,  APART FROM ONE HAVING A BLACK DIAL WITH DIFFERENT LETTERS TO THE DIAL.

At approx;  34.5 mm’s  w.o.c.   &   in very good condition ,  these cases are more often than not in deteriorated condition ,   yet this one is in extra fine condition for it’s type  &  I cannot recall seeing one in better condition of this age.

Being powered by the legendary  Venus Cal;140  ~  which was the engineering success behind the likes of Gallet  &  Rolex chronograph Regulators of the 1930’s & 1940s …….. I would suggest that the above may offer a fairly good pedigree & an idea as to just where this movement sit’s in Chronograph ~ Regulator horology history!

GALLET had a contract with Venus which gave Gallet sole rights to the Venus 140.
As a result ,  AlL watches that have a Venus 140 were made by Gallet & Not the name/s that appear on the relevant dials ……….. Gallet made Every aspect of such watches!

 *****       GALLET   MULTICHRON “REGULATOR”      *****
  {Introduced in 1929}   
The Multichron  Regulator Chronograph , introduced by Gallet in 1929 , represented a Milestone for the professional timekeeping genre.

 Specifically designed for applications that prioritized recording of events over displaying the time of day, the hour and minute hands occupied a   less significant position on the dial .
This unique configuration allowed for a clear unobstructed view of both the button activated sweep second hand and the minute counter.  Allowing the recording of various timing events at the same time ,  without interference from either complication.

Soon after its introduction, the Gallet Regulator became the time recording instrument of choice for pilots, doctors, technicians, and sports professionals, and was the first official wrist-worn chronograph of the Indianapolis 500 races.

The Regulator was originally produced with a single pusher to start, stop, and reset the timer mechanism. The second series, with an additional pusher, provided the wearer with the ability to start and pause the timer without fully resetting the timer hands back to zero.

***** Internal company documents from 1929 show that Gallet obtained Exclusive control of the calibre 140  movement from the Venus company and {Gallet} supplied finished Regulator watches to Rolex , Girard Perregaux , Doxa and other Swiss manufacturers. *****

** The preceding highlighted paragraphs are near  ‘verbatim’ –  exact   from ‘Gallet World’ ,  the Leading authority of Gallets factual history.      Putting to bed the origins of this Exceptionally rare 1930’s Ernava !!

 With this handsome dial being  totally original & untouched  ~  it is clear to see that this handsome dial is not only vintage  but  also totally original  &  offers that fantastic antique or vintage aesthetic that almost all knowledgeable collectors of vintage watches covet.
Made to keep extremely accurate time  & record elapsed time  ~   this  Outstanding Vintage Ernava Regulator Chronograph Original 1930’s  watch is a “Must Have”  for any serious collection of Early wristwatches  or  watches of historical horology importance.
There is no reason what so ever that this Handsome & Outstanding Vintage Ernava Regulator Chronograph Original 1943’s  cannot be worn as a daily wearer!
Not too bad for a c.85 year old watch I would suggest!

Retaining  it’s original 4  hands ,  dial and dial paintwork , case , pusher & crown  …….. it’s original Venus 140 , crown & single pusher  &  case  ~  This Classically vintage gent’s wristwatch is about as true & honest as you could ever hope to find in a 75 year old wristwatch of Any genre.

Running and functioning beautifully ,  this is a class act and a highly desirable early regulator chronograph!

If you have any questions please feel free to email  &  we will respond promptly.