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On offer's a glossy chocolate brown panda dialed Lejour panda chronograph powered by the legendary Valjoux 72.
The caseback and movement are both signed JP Pingouin, as is correct; Pingouin, as I understand, was a sort of fabricating interest which sold complete watches to, among others, LeJour. You're a google search away from plenty more info.
The 37mm case (47mm lug-to-lug) has not been much used at all, and it's clearly never been polished. All its lines are still very strong, and the turned lugs are (I think) amazing).
NOTE: There's some age-related gunk on the case—on the top left lug, and on the case between 9+10—and I don't believe it'll all be cleaned up with an ultrasonic cleaning. I'm not sure what it'll take to get it completely cleaned. Pushers are fine, presumably original+large unsigned crown.
The V72 is in running condition and currently keeps accurate time. The chronograph starts/stops/resets as it should. The watch winds very stiffly; clearly the movement's filthy. It will run, currently, but a service is *strongly* recommended, pronto, and the watch is being sold *as is*.
The dial and hands are incredible; I've personally never seen anything like this. The dial's brightly glossy and has turned a milk-chocolate brown throughout. It's very hard to take accurate pictures of, but hopefully you get a sense. The hands have all their lume, and obviously everything matches and nothing's been touched or in any way messed with. NOTE: all haze+scratches are, I believe, on the acrylic; I've used Polywatch twice, but it'll clearly need more than that.
Asking $1500. Happy to answer questions, provide pictures/references/etc. Also happy to work out shipping/payment with buyer. Thanks for looking, and to Jeff/CT for the space.