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Chronograph Suisse SELECTRON, Ref. 817

CHF 7,000


Extremely rare 40mm all steel Chronograph Suisse “Selectron” Ref. 817 military-type wristwatch, made in 1970s as a civilian version of famous Lemania “SAAF”/“Viggen” the first dual pusher chronograph purchased for its pilots by the South African Air Force (SAAF) and by Swedish Air Force (SwAF). Powered by famous recently serviced manual robust caliber Lemania 1872. Among all the diversity of viggen chronographs, such as the Tissot Navigator, Lemania SAAF, Viggen, Rodania, Pontiac and Breitling the Selectron by Chronograph Swiss is one of the rarest. In superb overall condition 9/10, the watch just has been serviced, the bezel has taken a nice and attractive patina, fading to a light grey color, superbly aging creamy lume. Please take a look at the photos for the condition.

C. Three body, polished, lapidated lugs, screwed down case back, revolving bi-directional graduated black bezel. D. Two tone black with luminous Arabic numerals, 1/5th seconds/minutes division, auxiliary dials for the seconds and 30 minutes. Luminous baton hands. M. Cal. Lemania 1872, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, flat balance spring, index regulator. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 12.5 mm.

Watch is in overall great condition 9/10, recently serviced, running and ready to wear or gift!


Brand Chronograph Suisse
Model Selectron
Reference Ref. 817
Year Circa 1970s
Movement Manual winding
Calibre Lemania 1872
Case material Stainless steel
Case size 40 mm
Bracelet grey NATO-style strap
Features recently serviced, chronograph, mint condition
Box/Papers no box, no papers


In fully working order. Recently serviced. Perfect condition 9/10, minor surface scratches and scuffs through the age. Two scratches on the caseback. Crown shows some wear. New NATO-style grey strap, no box, no papers.


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