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Vetta Vintage 1970 Heuer Buren etc Caliber 12 Chronomatic Microrotor Chronograph

£2,795.00Price

1970's

VETTA Chronomatic 

 

Caliber Chronomatic 12 

Hamilton-Buren, Breitling and Heuer

module Dubois-Depraz 8510 on Buren 1281

 

A Watch born out of the 60s & 70s Love of Motor car racing rivalry and the quieter arms race and rivalry of watch companies to produce the first automatic chronographs. 

The Vetta Takes the style of the sports rally watches and the engine of the swiss chronograph revolution. 

 

An altogether quieter company but this Vetta brings to the table italian style with a swiss heart 

  • Description

    1970's

    VETTA Chronomatic 

     

    Caliber Chronomatic 12 

    Hamilton-Buren, Breitling and Heuer

    module Dubois-Depraz 8510 on Buren 1281

     

    A Watch born out of the 60s & 70s Love of Motor car racing rivalry and the quieter arms race and rivalry of watch companies to produce the first automatic chronographs. 

    The Vetta Takes the style of the sports rally watches and the engine of the swiss chronograph revolution. 

     

    An altogether quieter company but this Vetta brings to the table italian style with a swiss heart 

     

    AT A GLANCE 

     

    Vintage

    1970

     

    CASE

    Stainless steel Ø39mm 

     

    CASE BACK TYPE

    Screw-in

     

    DIAL

    Deep tona blue with tachymetre scale and railroad track seconds White "Stick" hands and center sweep chronograph hand 30min 12h counters and date aperture at 6 

     

    CRYSTAL

    Acrylic

     

    BRACELET

    Stainless Steel

     

    MOVEMENT

    Automatic (mechanical)

    Buren 12 Chronomatic (Buren 1281)

     

    1969-

    joint development of Hamilton-Buren, Breitling and Heuer

    module Dubois-Depraz 8510 on Buren 1281

    crown at 9h

    micro rotor

    double excenter regulator for curb pins and stud carrier

     

     

    Features

    automatic chronograph, 60s, 30min, 12h, cam switched

    date: set by changing 21-24h

     

     

    THE CASE 

    A HUGE Classic "Tool Watch" era case 98mm in diameter (excluding crown /  pushers) 42mm (inclusive) Crown and pushers are nearly completely integrated to case This is a solid hefty no nonsense tool watch case it feels hefty but wears comfortably. An interesting suitably chunky and angular play on the classic "Cushion" case 

    Screwdown case back in stainless steel 

     

    The case is in exceptional condition UNPOLISHED and all original, Case front featuring radial brushed steel finish with facets alternating monodirectional brush and polish finish

     

    THE DIAL 

    "Chronomatic's"  may well come in a variety of shapes sizes and indeed styles. But few if any are quite as stylish and unreservedly funky as the Vetta example listed today. 

    50 shades of blue! 

     

    A watch that never fails to get a second glance perhaps one of the most "picked up" watches on customer visits. 

     

    This is a Rally chronograph note the tachymeter scale on the dials perimeter in blue coloration with with crisp white detail 

    A layer in and we have the classic heavily detailed "Railroad" track seconds white background and black detail. 

    The inner most circle is deep deep blue with "Vetta AUTOMATIC & Chronograph" in crisp white "Reversed" colour hour indexes

    The HUGE subsidiary dials are alternating tonal blues in easy to read 15 min segmentations. (30/15) (12/6) are handsomely placed on the outside of the subsidiary dials 

     

    White "Stick" hands with those NEON orange tips matching the centre sweep chronograph hand and subsidiary dials hands 

    Date aperture at 3. 

     

    THE STRAP

    All straps pictured with the watch will be sent 

     

    THE MOVEMENT

    Full FullyWound 5 year (recommended)  Service 2017 

     

    The Caliber 12

     

    Arguably one the first automatic chronograph movements 

     

    For a VERY comprehensive understanding of the Caliber 12 and the arms race to produce the first automatic chronograph go HERE> http://www.onthedash.com/docs/Project99.html

     

     

    Remarks

    1969-

    joint development of Hamilton-Buren, Breitling and Heuer

    module Dubois-Depraz 8510 on Buren 1281

    crown at 9h

    micro rotor

    double excenter regulator for curb pins and stud carrier

     

    Features

    automatic chronograph, 60s, 30min, 12h, cam switched

    date: set by changing 21-24h

    17 jewels

    f = 21600 A/h

    power reserve 42h

     

     

    As always specs courtesy of Dr Ranfft

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