Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original box or paperwork. The watch comes paired on a well-suited strap with orange stitching. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is in worn, vintage condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
This JK Chronograph has a 41mm tonneau-shaped stainless steel case coated in gunmetal PVD. During the 1970s racing chronographs were all the rage. Brands such as Zenith, Orfina, Heuer were all inspired by Porsche Design. The Porsche Design Studio (now Studio F. A. Porsche) was established in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1972 by Prof. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (nickname Butzi), Grandson of the Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche and designer of the Porsche 911. At the studio, they created many items such as luggage, sunglasses, pens, and of course, watches sold internationally in their boutiques.
Down the right side chronograph pushers and a crown in the center. A lug to lug length of 44mm and a thickness of 13mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. The flat mineral crystal protects a matte black dial. An outer Tachymeter chapter ring with the red accent minutes and Km scale underneath. At 3 o’clock an oval 30 minutes register and at 9 o’clock an oval 60 seconds continuous register. Applied baton indexes with facet edges, catch the light as you rotate your wrist. Broad baton hands with yellow luminescence are complemented with a yellow chronograph hand. On the reverse, a screw-down stainless steel case back. Inside a Manually Wound Valjoux 7733, 17 Jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. A cam-switching chronograph based on the Venus 188. After Valjoux purchased Venus in 1966, they soon got to work redesigning the Venus 188 launching the Valjoux 7733 in 1969. It is the forerunner of the famous Automatic Valjoux 7750. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm leather strap.
I had to stock this as it says "J.K" on the dial which happens to be my initials, but beyond that, it is a great design with a super reliable Valjoux movement inside! Always loved these "Porsche Design" watches from the 70s and would love one in the personal collection, until then I'll be grateful for amazing watches like this one that offers the same charm but at a significant amount less.