This rare watch will remind connoisseurs of the famed Rolex Daytona Paul Newman. Not only the case design, but both watches are based on the same Valjoux 72 three-register chronograph movement. Similar to the Daytona, the dial on this Mathey-Tissot was also manufactured by Singer, yielding striking similarities between their dials. This chronograph, with its large 40 mm case, sharp powerful lugs and appealing tropical dial, offers tremendous values for connoisseurs of exotic steel chronograph wristwatches. Bracelet/Strap: White Leather Band, max length 200mm.Signed: Case, dial and movement signed. Dial: Exotic Tropical Dial / Black / Silver White / Red Accents.
Movement Calibre: 726 Valjoux manual, 17 jewels / Manual Wind Chronograph. Case: stainless steel, screw-down back. Band: White Leather Band / and extra Brown Band. Bezel: Rotates in both directions (luminous paint on dot does not glow). Condition Report / Very Good.
Case: 40mm / Great condition / Unpolished / with original bevels and shows only light signs of wear throughout. Crystal: Great condition / a few hairline scratches. Dial: Exotic Tropical Dial / manufactured by Singer / not luminous any longer.Hands: Very good condition / paint not luminous any longer. Bezel: Rotates in both directions. Shows a few dots of wear but it is in excellent condition. The Movement: Valjoux 726 (R) in excellent working condition, the screws show no signs of ever being serviced. Strong runner / +005 Seconds / 304 Degrees of Amplitude / 01s Beat Error. Band: Comes with vintage white band / seems to be an original white band (not sure, as I could not find information on the bands that it came with). We installed a modern leather band for safety. Mathey-Tissot, not to be confused with the firm Tissot, was founded in 1886 by Edmond Mathey-Tissot in Les Ponts-de-Martel, Switzerland, and specialized in complicated pocket watches. However, the firm soon began to manufacture high-quality chronograph movements.
By World War I, the U. Army Corps of Engineers commissioned Mathey-Tissot to provide them with precision chronographs. Breguet also looked to the firm in the 1950s, when it chose them to produce and assemble the now iconic Breguet Type XX chronographs that were used by the French navy. This is a superb piece of Horological history and only comes along once in a while.
The item "Mathey-Tissot 70s Chronograph Valjoux 72 Mens All Original Rare Swiss Watch Mint" is in sale since Saturday, February 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "ibjizzy" and is located in Sandy, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States.