CASE MATERIAL: Chrome plate/Stainless back
CASE DIMENSIONS: 34 mm in diameter
DIAL: Opaline white dial with radium Arabic numerals with painted Champion Spark Plug logo above the "6" hour marker; two chronograph subregisters.
BRACELET MATERIAL: Calf grain black leather
BRACELET SIZE: 6 1/2 x 7 3/4
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time, with chronograph function with 30-minute recorder, tachymeter and telemeter
CALIBER: Venus 188
Gallet is the oldest clock and watch making company, dating all the way back to 1466. Their Multichron line of chronographs were prized by people in the motorsports field in the 1960s. The present watch, with its Champion spark plug dial, was originally owned by Earl Parker, Sr. as described in the prior lot 1019.
The dial shows spotting and minor scratches. The Champion logo is in excellent condition with bright colors. Case exhibits some deterioration on the plated topside but appears to be unpolished. The patina is even and tells a great story.
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