The 30-second summary.
The complete calendar chronograph with moonphase is probably the most complicated watch you can get without busting the bank. This piece puts on offer the discontinued Landeron movement that gives viewing pleasure both inside and outside on the dial.
What's so special about the watch?
That this guy survived the ages is a pretty big deal. Complications like these are notoriously hard to service and repair, with watch makers having to salvage parts from the corpses of existing movements. Even here in Singapore, there are few who would willingly service or repair these complete calendar chronograph watches.
According to its last owner, the watch has undergone servicing within the year, and my testing of its time telling and chronograph functions seem to indicate that the watch functions well.
This piece blands a dress watch appeal with elements of a functional sports chronograph. The rose gold plated case is also at a modern 37mm, made even larger by the nicely domed acrylic crystal. What's also worth noticing is the excellent patina on the dial, a slight salmon tint complementing the rose gold on the case.
What are the functions of the watch?
A complete calendar with day, date, month and moonphase complication, matched with a 30-minute chronograph. A word of caution about this watch though - I wouldn't try and use the quickset pushers. I've not tried it and won't ever. Everything works so far.
Let me tell you about the case...
Short lugs, big round dial, and nicely domed crystal makes the watch wear at a modern size. The pushers of the chronograph are flat and do not stick out from the case too much, allowing the watch to keep to its dressy demeanor.
Parts of the rose gold plating has lost its shine and has faded off, most evidently in the crown, but the salmon tint on the dial more than makes up for it.
And now the dial...
Time can do wonders for a watch dial, and I think this one picked the long straw. The cream dial has gained a salmon tint that looks wonderful in the sun and in the nights' lights.
Even without the tint you are looking at a very neatly packaged dial given all the different readings that are available to the user. And despite the many details on the dial (I'll leave it to you go check out the photos), the use of obelisk indices manages to keep the dressiness of it all.
Let's not forget the hands...
Dauphine on a vintage, dauphine on a chronograph. So beautiful, so right.
Not forgetting that this watch comes with six hands, the watch owner can take a lot of pleasure from admiring all of them.
"Rozario" - 1950s Sinex Complete Calendar Chronograph
- Dauphine hour and minute hands with red arrow pointer for date
- Central chronograph seconds with 30-minute register
- Patina cream dial with applied obelisk indices and Arabic 12'O
- Chrono start pusher at 2'O, stop/reset pusher at 4'O
- 37mm gold plated stainless steel case
- 46mm lug-to-lug
- 18mm lug-width
- Landeron 180 manual wind chronograph movement @ 18,000vph
- Acrylic crystal
- Aftermarket red leather strap
This watch will be shipped via FedEx International Door-to-Door.This is a vintage timepiece. Please expect signs of ageing and wear. Watch is checked to be in working condition when shipped. Buyers are advised to ask all questions before purchase. Accuracy of watch cannot be guaranteed and there might be unexpected issues due to its age; servicing is recommended for practical everyday use.
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