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Stunning ‘69 YEMA Rallye ANDRETTI Chronograph V7733 BIG CROWN MK1 ~ FIRST GENERATION
The iconic YEMA RALLYE Andretti chronograph that has received all the recent buzz via its authorized re-release by YEMA and racing legend Mario Andretti.
Here is the FIRST SERIES of said icon, MK1, bearing serial numbers: 38215 - now give that fact some thought!
What makes this particular watch so unique?
Not only is it the very rare Valjoux 7733 (clearly a sign of the first generation version) with the 30 minutes right subdial (also a sign of the first generation) but it also has the original, elusive original Yema big crown and SUPER low serial numbers - 38215, FIRST GENERATION.
That makes it one of the first watches produced in the now famous history of the Yema RALLYE model (period).
Subsequent versions bore the Valjoux 7730, 7734, 7736 etc and subdials rallied to 45 mark, some had red stripes, some not, 3 registers etc.
THIS IS MK1 Yema Rallye Chronograph, viva la France 🇫🇷
The movement is in excellent original condition, runs great, resets crisp every single time, winds and sets smoothly, impressive in every way though the service history is unknown.
The case is in excellent condition, only some minor hairline scratches. Lugs are still super-thick retaining their bevels. Case-back is very clean with no scratches from bad case openings, whatsoever! Engravings very sharp even to the touch.
100% original, sold with spare NOS YEMA era-correct decreasing numbers bezel (pictured) AND original TACHYMETRE (INCLUDED) thus 100% ORIGINAL inclusive of the original big crown!
-BIG 39mm size case is in a sharp condition, all numbers are crisp and visible
-the movement, VALJOUX 7733 is clean, runs great and resets every time
-rare, original Yema big crown, which is very difficult to find in pieces sold these days, as most have been lost to time.
-dial is in fantastic condition, and all hands are original, the plexi crystal is thick and can be further polished if so desired.
-NOS racing leather strap Made in France 🇫🇷
-low serial numbers: 38215
I am offering a solid, original condition rare timepiece - not a wobbly restored example. The watch would clean up to a truly impressive speciman, but is sold as found, and original, as pictured.
Model: Yema Rallye chronograph so called “ANDRETTI”
Movement: Valjoux 7733
Serial number: 38215
NOTES: MK1 First production, Watch was purchased in 2010 in Paris considerably predating this recent craze, it is an honest example of this model
ASKING PRICE: submit your very best OFFERS!
Direct email: email@example.com
Feel free to shoot me an offer, I will consider it - but keep in mind what this watch truly represents, and its investment potential, as the re-issue is only increasing the original's value, PARTICULARLY MK1 - first generation models!
The watch is even nicer than illustrated, the photos are not great, but they are HONEST, there was no filters or editing whatsoever.
References from years on CT, PayPal accepted +4% or FF and bank transfer welcome.
Thank you JEFF and CT!