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DOXA Cal. Chezard 116, Ref. 15001

CHF 1,100


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!


Brand Doxa
Model Dead Beat seconds
Reference Ref. 15001
Year Circa 1950s
Movement Manual-winding
Calibre Cal. Chezard 116
Case material Gold plated metal, steel caseback
Case size  35 mm
Bracelet New brown leather strap
Features Rare dead beat seconds movement complication
Box/Papers no box, no papers


In fully working order. Good vintage 7/10 condition, minor surface scratches and scuffs through the age. Minor patina on the dial. Wear on the crown. New brown leather strap. No box, no papers.

Watches are sold as-is, and there is no guarantee of to be waterproof or movement accuracy, due to the nature of vintage watches. 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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