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CROTON Chronomaster Panda, Ref. 9839

CHF 4,000

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A truly special vintage 38mm CROTON (NIVADA Grenchen) Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver, Ref. 9839, powered by manual winding Valjoux 92 calibre. It features a gorgeous “panda” dial with striking black subdials, red accents and a warm off-white interior, original broad arrow hands with tritium pumpkin patina lume. Comes on original NOS Tropic rubber strap with steel buckle. Comes with its original Croton box and warranty booklet (empty). This is a rare opportunity to pick up a world class example of a watch that is extremely desirable and coveted.

C. Three body, polished and brushed, lapidated lugs, bi-directional revolving graduated black bezel for the decompression times, screwed-down case back. D. White and black “Panda” with applied luminous baton indexes, outer 1/5th seconds divisions and outermost white tachometer scale, subsidiary dials for the seconds, 30 minutes register with yachting timer indicated in red. Luminous broad-arrow hands. M. Cal. Valjoux 92 (V 35/B 4789), rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring. S: Original Tropic Sport rubber strap. Dial signed, case numbered, movement signed Croton. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 12.5 mm. 

In the early 1960s, only one chronograph managed to combine nine functions into a single watch: the Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver. The Chronomaster, with its 100-meter water resistance (328 ft, 10 bar), was the first timepiece to combine a stopwatch with a tachymeter scale, diving watch, pilot’s watch, timer, yacht timer, and GMT display; not to mention, of course telling the current time. In print ads, Nivada promoted the Chronomaster with slogans such as “Super-Chronograph” and “The world’s busiest watch – has more uses than ever counted.”

Watch is in overall good condition 8/10, running and ready to wear or gift!

PLAIN FACTS

Brand CROTON (Nivada Grenchen)
Model Chronomaster / CASD
Reference Ref. 9839
Year late 1960s
Movement Manual winding
Calibre Valjoux 92
Case material Stainless Steel
Case size Ø 38 mm
Bracelet Original “Tropic Sport” rubber bracelet
Features Panda dial, Valjoux 92
Box/Papers original Croton box, warranty booklet (empty).

CONDITION REPORT

Very good condition 8/10, in fully working order. Minor surface scuffs and scratches through the age. Watch comes on original Tropic Sport bracelet. Comes with its original Croton box and warranty booklet (empty). Please view all the pictures carefully as they form an integral part of the description. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.

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