Fine and exceptional 35mm DOXA Swiss Dead Beat seconds dress wristwatch, equipped with rare manual winding Cal. Chezard 116 (with hack feature), made early 1950s. Good vintage condition, all original, minimalistic elegant champagne dial in gold plated case with stainless steel caseback, paired with vintage brown leather strap to complete the look.
The dead second (“dead” because the hand rests, lifeless, between steps) also known as seconde morte, sauterelle, seconde sautante, jumping second, tru-beat or true seconds is a complication of mechanical watch in which the seconds hand ticks once a second with discrete jumps between them, like any cheap quartz watch. If you see the watch in action you would think it’s quartz, definetly the most ironic watchmaking complication.
So here we have rare dress watch, equipped with Cal. Chezard 116 with truly one of watchmaking’s “insider complications” — only the nerdiest of the watch nerds can spot one in the wild or care enough to buy one.
Watch is in overall good vintage 7/10 condition, running and ready to wear!