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Tavannes-Chronograph- 18 K (0,750) Pink Gold -Caliber Venus170-Year 1940 -Ultra rear

Lot reference 12929275

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Location: Belgium
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Manual winding — Pink gold — Box

Type: Chronograph wristwatch
Brand: Tavannes
Movement: Manual winding
Gender: Men
Case material: Pink gold
Reference Number: 170 Venus
Period: 1901-1949

Make :Tavannes
Model: Chronograph
Caliber: 170 Venus
Weight : 30 gr approximately
Case size: 33mm
From lugs to lugs: 40 mm
Strap:Leather 20 cm
Watch is serviced and polished and keeps time very well
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Watchmaker Henri Sandoz founded his namesake watch company, Henri Sandoz and Co., in Le Locle in 1870. He left the company in 1891 and founded a new company in the small town of Tavannes in the Canton of Bern. This company, officially named Tavannes Watch Co. SA, produced watches, watchmaking machinery, and other specialized machines.

Tavannes soon struck a distribution deal with Schwob Frères of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Many Tavannes models were sold using the Cyma brand, with sales rapidly rising from 1900 through the 1950's. By 1938, Tavannes boasted that it was the 4th largest watch manufacturer in the world, producing 4,000 watches a day and having sold over 30 million.

Tavannes was an early producer of wristwatch-specific movements, introducing small calibres in the 1910's just for this purpose. It supplied many major manufacturers, including Jaeger-LeCoultre, Dunhill, Hermes, and Cartier. Tavannes' movement manufacturer was called Lisica SA, and many watches use this name instead.

One innovation from Tavannes was a belt buckle watch for the English King Edward VIII. This led to the creation of other "captive" watches for belt or desk, and may have inspired the iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso which used a Tavannes movement. Hermes and Cartier marketed the belt buckle watch as "La Captive".

By 1966, however, production had stopped. Swiss watch giant ASUAG adopted both the Cyma and Tavannes brands under their Chronos Holding company that year.
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Feedback score: 98.6%
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Member since: August 24, 2015
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    Todo correcto, aunque la correa ha llegado muy deteriorada, de hecho tendré que cambiarla. Acabo de cambiar la correa, se ha roto.

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    Anselmo61 July 16, 2018

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    GiuliaBianca July 15, 2018

  • just as described. small dent in watch face not described ... but still great!

    insideluxurytravel July 5, 2018

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    Très belle montre. Envoi super, merci
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    Gerard968 July 5, 2018

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