You are bidding for original fine and rare vintage self-winding LEMANIA Ref. 9802 stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with inner revolving navigation bezel, powered by automatic movement calibre “Lemania 1341” in fully working order, circa 1970s. Runs great and all functions work as expected, chrono functions also works perfectly – reset to zero. Please take a look at the photos for the condition. Case measures 43mm (excluding the crown).
MOVEMENT: Calibre 1341, automatic chronograph movement, 17 jewels; DIAL: Black dial with applied hour markers, tritium plots, two sub-counters in grey and a date window at 3 o’clock. Central minutes chronograph hand (airplane) and central chronograph seconds both in black/orange color. Baton hour/minutes hands. Rotating diver inner bezel in white color; CASE: 43mm, screw down caseback, mineral crystal, additional crown at 10 o’clock to rotate diver 60-minute bezel;
New black leather strap. Age related condition with slight traces of wear. Watch is in overall very good condition, running and ready to wear or gift!
NOTES: The Lemania 1340/1341 caliber is an icon among collectors. This automatic central minutes chronograph from the early 70’s was a symbol of reliability and technical advancement among automatic chronographs at the time. While the Lemania 1340 was also used by fellow SSIH (forerunner of the Swatch Group) brand, Tissot, Omega made it their own 1040 calibre by adding a 24-hour indicator inside the running seconds subdial and increasing the jewel count from 17 to 22. Omega used this movement in several watches, including the Mark IV Speedmaster and the famous Seamaster 120, aka the “Big Blue” dive chronograph. Omega also modified the calibre 1040 to use in the 1973 Speedmaster 125, which made it the world’s first chronometer-certified chronograph. Later, after Lemania passed from the hands of SSIH to Heuer, and finally to Breguet, a version of the 1340 was used in the well known Breguet Type XXI chronograph. Source: Hodinkee