This handsome & Fine Swiss Vintage Chronograph Indianapolis 500 Champion Marcel et Cie is one appealing wristwatch!
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Dating to the mid to late 1960’s , this motor sport’s enthusiast’s vintage watch offers genuinely great value !
View the numerous images , some 18 or 19 , that we have provided to enable you to gain an accurate & detailed understanding of the condition & originality of this genuinely Fine Swiss Vintage Chronograph Indianapolis 500 Champion Marcel et Cie 36.25 m Gents Chrono.
Unlike those the provide 2 , 3 or 4 images of a watch & expect you to make a large outlay ~ We have a bit more respect & basic consideration than such outlets.
If it sounds a ‘little cheesy’ , that’s Ok ~ as it is also fact as well..
To the best of my knowledge the first wristwatch manufacturer to associate themselves with & feature any motor racing brand logo to their watch dial , was the mighty GALLET ~ The World’s Oldest Watch/Clock Manufacturer !
With the release of their Gallet 45 Multichron in the early 40’s , with proposed use for motor racing , boat racing etc.
With their version of this model featuring the Champion Spark Plugs logo intended for use at the Indianapolis 500 and other major motor sports racing elsewhere !
I have read that this Fine Swiss Vintage Chronograph Indianapolis 500 Champion Marcel et Cie later had contract/s with Champion to produce chronographs for the same / similar intended purposes !
At 36.25 mm’s w.o.c. and an especially deep 13 mm’s ~ this is a resonably large , solid watch with a quality case.
With the much more sought after 45 minute recording capability instead of the basic 30 minute , once again ~ this handsome watch has a lot going for it , especially at this price!!
Powered by a Mint Valjoux 7733 movement that is running strong , keeping good time & with all functions operating beautifully , improved to record 45 mn’s ………… there will be zero issues with this Fine Swiss Vintage Chronograph Indianapolis 500 Champion Marcel et Cie Gents motor sports watch!!
With the more popular round pushers and crown all being original and in good order is another tick for this handsome watch.
The Champion world logo had been done especially well on this model with the logo being raised , brightly coloured & clearly defined.
Fitted with a new & well suited quality black leather racing strap with multi perforations & solid st.steel buckle , this handsome & Fine Swiss Vintage Chronograph Indianapolis 500 Champion Marcel et Cie gent’s 1960’s stunner really does look the goods !!
I doubt that this model was made specifically for the Indie 500 , with the ‘tie in’ being the famous Gallet watch/model designed for motor sports with the same brands sponsorship logo to the dial ….. Champion spark plugs.
The ever reliable Valjoux 7733 add’s the substance and reliability to the watch & with this watch having recently being fully serviced and running beautifully , we are more than happy to provide our complimentary warranty with the purchase of this 100% Original 1960’s black dial chronograph.
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