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All blacked-out Le Cheminant Master Mariner Chronograph Fly-Back.
With sweep seconds hand and two subsidairy timing dials.
A must for rally enthousiasts. Yachtsmen and technicians.
Stainless steel case with calibrated rotating bezel with beautiful red inlays.
A new old stock vintage rivited stretch Oysterbracelet model 7206 is mounted
on the watch. The case is fat and never polished. The valjoux 92 movement runs great but i do not know the service history.
This is a very rare bird with a big history.
The first references to Le Cheminant are found in 1847 when John Le Cheminant, a jeweller and watch maker, had a shop in Wimpole Street, London. Le Cheminant went on to become one of several companies which supplied precision time pieces to the British Royal Navy with orders being placed in 1909 and 1915 for chronometers.
By 1923 Le Cheminant had become Le Cheminant & Co with premises at Wigmore Street in London and the company continued to trade successfully. In 1957, probably around the time this particular watch was made, the company was bought by a Suffolk family, the Betts, who were watchmakers and jewellers.
At this time Le Cheminant was among several companies which supplied precision timepieces to the British Royal Navy.
About the movement;
Produced during the 1950s and 60s, the Valjoux 92 manual-winding chronograph movement was very popular and used across the board by titans of watchmaking like Patek Philippe, Rolex and especially Heuer, before it succumbed to the fate of most mechanical calibres, which in the face of the quartz invasion, were put out to pasture. As the successor of the Valjoux 23 family (including the Valjoux 72), the Valjoux 92 was similarly sized at 13 lignes (29.5 mm) but used very different technology. It was an oscillating pinion design, with two rather than three chronograph engagement wheels visible at the back and seven pillars versus the nine of all other Valjoux movements. Beating at a frequency of 18,000vph, the movement can store up to 40 hours of power reserve.
Valjoux 92 is Swiss movement from 1960’s.
The valjoux 92 movement was also used in big brands as;
Heuer 3646M Super Rare Autavia Enicar steel back chrome case manual winding two register Valjoux 92 Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver 1581 CASD Valjoux 92 Vintage 1960
Heuer Carrera 3647 and Mathey-Tissot Chronograph AQUASTAR DUWARD DEEPSTAR
Yema and dreffa Elgin Speake-Marin London Chronograph – Rule Britannia
Price 1299,- shipped. EU deal preferred. Paypal(4%) or gift option or bank wire.