Chunky and funky CERTINA “Chronolympic Regatta” Ref. 8701.504, nice vibrant colors yachting chronograph from early 1970s, the only watch that houses the Valjoux 728 movement, based on the Valjoux 72 with three horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated on the bezel for 400 units per hour;
· Dragging 60-minute central counter;
· 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock);
The watch is screaming 1970s. After the brand’s success in the dive watch category, Certina created model lines marketing specific-use tool watches to a variety of customers across the market. They developed a regatta chronograph for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the result was the Chronolympic. Amazing dial with a lot of scales and very special movement (column wheel movement ESA Valjoux 728, the first regatta movement with the minute chronograph counter placed in the center), this is the very special watch. The watch comes with vintage Tropic blue rubber strap and and fitting box. A fascinating wristwatch from the 1970s that is closely related to Olympic sport and sailing.
Watch is in overall very good condition 8/10, running and ready to wear or gift!