Movement : Manually Wound Valjoux 7730
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1960s
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Non-waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 1960s GALLET Multichron 45 Chronograph Valjoux 7730 with a 35mm stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with long tapered lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit. Down the right side, we have the piston-style chronograph pushers and a large crown in the centre. A smooth bezel holds a domed crystal above a silver dial. An outer tachymeter scale, a minute track and an inner Telemeter scale in blue, each precisely printed. Large Arabic numerals are infilled with Tritium marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a 45-minute register, which gives the watch its name MultiChron 45 and at 9 o’clock the small seconds register, each with an engine-turned pattern and fine hands, elegant slender sword hands infilled with Tritium and complemented by a tapered chronograph hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Gallet motif completing this vintage multi-scaled bicompax chronograph. On the reverse a brushed and polished case back, inside a manually wound Valjoux 7730, 17 jewels, beating at a leisurely 18,800 beats per hour, this cam-shifting chronograph movement was originally the Venus 188 introduced in 1948 until they were bought by Valjoux in 1966 changing the name to the 7730, it remained in production from 1966 until 1973 and was a base used by many brands such as Panerai, Breitling, IWC, and Heuer. The watch comes paired with a suitable 19mm strap.
Gallet is a brand often overlooked in the vintage watch world, a company with incredible history, beautiful and timeless designs and overall insane value! This Multichron 45 from the 60s is the perfect example of that, perfectly proportioned at 35mm it will work on anyone's wrist and featuring a Valjoux 7730 it is a workhorse! Snap this up whilst you can as I have no idea when the next Gallet will come across my desk!
Gallet has a history going back as far as 1466 with references to a Gallet family making clocks. But officially Gallet says they were founded in 1826 when the company was registered by Julian Gallet. At that time it was called Gallet & Cle. They are recognised as the Masters of the Chronograph. They are famous for creating 24-hour watches, versatile multi-functional chronographs that were used by many professions including doctors with a pulsation scale, a yachting scale used in the Regatta races, Tachymeters and Telemeters used in motorsport and various military applications.