Gallet Triple Date Chronograph in 14 karat gold. Produced in the 1950s. gold wristwatch with triple date calendar and chronograph
Case: 14k gold three-body, polished, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, snap back. Strong hallmarks impeccable case
Dial: silvered with black Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, outer date ring with red Arabic numerals and central hand indicator with red arrow tip, day and month windows below 12 o’clock, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12-hour register. Dial has no blemish, stains.
Movement: Valjoux 72, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self compensating flat balance spring.
Dial, case and movement signed.
Original owner was an executive at Gallet USA
Watch has been recently overhauled.
Diameter: 36mm Thickness: 12mm
More about Gallet:
The Gallet MultiChron Calendar was introduced to the market in 1946 and featured both a chronograph and a calendar function that indicated the day, month, and date. The MultiChron Calendar did not sell as well, not because it was not sought-after, but because the retail price was too high for most consumers. Consequently, this model was produced in smaller numbers than the standard chronographs.
Vintage Gallet wristwatches have developed a following in today’s market for having quality movements, complications, and designs that are timeless.
The present watch features the classic combination of a gold case and silvered dial, but is further enhanced by the red numerals and arrow tip of the date ring and indicator, and will appeal to many. It belonged to an executive at Gallet USA and was hardly worn.