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Certified Pre-Owned Watch Program

1950s Serviced Vintage Britix Valjoux 72C Triple Date Calendar Chronograph Watch

Regular price $2,599.99

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Britix Watch Company was founded in 1940 and was originally located in La Chaux-de-Fonds. They moved to Lengnau later on in 1945. 

In 1949, they had approximately 22 members of staff. Outside of Britix they also made watches under a different brand, back then there was a large mutual collaboration in the Swiss watch brand sector. 

Some believe there was a collaboration between Breitling, Wakmann, and Britix. As the story goes, Breitling made the watches and Wakmann sold them under the name Britix or Wakmann Britix. Breitling also used the Venus movements. 

Rado, that was located in the same location, also had a collaboration with Britix. You sometimes come across a Rado 'replaced by Britix' watch with a logo combination of the sea horses of Rado and the Britix brand.

The Watches from this era are truly my favorite; it represents a high point in case/construction, dial design and overall quality. The steel formulations were still being ironed out, but the watch cases were made using hand guided machines. This is a LONG way away from the production techniques of today. This beauty has an exceptional case; triple faceted lugs with a bevel and still with its original polish. The dial has aged to a gorgeous Silver/White color with matched markers. English day and date windows. A truly special and unique collectible piece with a bright future.

This is a beauty, to find a Britix Valjoux 72C, which is my favorite movement series of the time and one of the most sought-after movements of all time. This is a very rare version since it is a two register version using VAljoux 72C not Valjoux 23C. Specially after the recent million-dollar-plus sales of Daytona Paul Newmans, the Valjoux 72 that powers them has been. This Caliber series (Valjoux 72, 72C, 88) manifests itself in a number of ways, but the most obvious is the effect it has on the marketplace, especially for enthusiasts motivated by movement types rather than the watches which house them.  This is Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description.  This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.  The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.

 

This caliber was also called, Full calendar watches are also known as Datora, Cato, Compax, Triple Date. Powered by the famous base caliber Valjoux 72 movement, used by the Heuer Autavia, Rolex Daytona, etc.

A cousin of the celebrated Valjoux 72, the caliber Valjoux 72C is not your average manual-wind chronograph movement. It is one of the most complicated movement of the time, which for a guy like me that loves complications makes a great watch to have in my hands. Not only does it offer a great chronograph that Valjoux 72 offers, plus it offers triple calendar complications, which explains the success that it enjoyed with so many brands, including Mathey-Tissot, Doxa and Baume & Mercier. And the layout of all these complications is quite irresistible, almost offering the same configuration as a Patek Philippe & Rolex. The Doxa is a vintage watch that offers a lot, and with a lot of elegance. 

 

Valjoux 72C usage instruction: Working and setting : Please don’t use the pushers to work the day, month and date indicators between 8 PM and 2 AM or to work the date indicators between 10 AM and 2 PM when the automatic jumping takes place.

 

 

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

Steel Case and Case Back, with faceted and beveled lugs. Showing some minor pitting, Scratches, and characters. 

Case Size

  35,00 mm without the crown. 45,00 mm lug to lug

Case Back

Steel cover signed inside.  Snap on. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.

Crown

UnSigned, New crown

Crystal

Domed Acrylic 

Bezel:

None. 

Dial:

Very cool unique silver and white dial, in very good condition. Blue dates marking around the dial, with little rubbing. Swiss made Mark, Triple date chronograph two register. Gold hour and Date hands, Red chronograph second hands.   Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Date, Chronograph, Day, Month

Movement

Manual-winding Valjoux 72C

Movement Notes

The pushers on the side, top left press changes month, to change the day use the crown, bottom pusher on the left changed date.  Just inspected and in great shape. Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.

Strap

Genuine Lizard HandMade in Italy. Bracelet, Lug Size: 17mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

NA

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

1      (Please see Tab below for details)

Timing Test **

17 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1950’s . 

 

 

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