J.Auricoste. A chrome plated manual wind chronograph wristwatch Type 20, Circa 1960
Lot 302
J.Auricoste. A chrome plated manual wind chronograph wristwatch Type 20, Circa 1960
£1,400 - 1,800
US$ 2,300 - 3,000
Lot Details
J.Auricoste. A chrome plated manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Type 20, Circa 1960
17-jewel Lemania 15TL, 2040 Type 20 chronograph movement signed Auricoste on the bridge, matt black dial with gilt Arabic markers and outer white printed seconds, subsidiary dials for running seconds and 30 minute recording, luminous filled pencil hands and luminous tipped chronograph hand, matt coated case with snap on back with numerous military issue numbers stamped on the reverse, chronograph buttons flanking the crown, one red for the fly-back function, fitted leather Bund strap, dial and movement signed
38mm.

Footnotes

  • At the request of the French Ministry of War, Auricoste was asked to come up with a Chronograph following a directive that required for all its officers and military units to be equipped with the most precise timing technology available but also with specific functions proper to Auricoste. Amongst these, was a very much desired "Fly-Back" function.

    For this actual watch, please see p.122 of Chronograph Wristwatches: To Stop Time by Gerd-R. Lang and Reinhard Meis.
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