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Why We Love It
To racing aficionados, there isn't a more recognizable name than Jim Clark. In all, Clark won 25 of 73 races in his career, including two World Championships. At the time of his death he'd won more Grand Prix races than any other driver.
The Times of London recently ranked him as the best Formula 1 racer of all time.
As the watch he wore, the MultiChron 12 ranks as one of the most collectible mid-century chronographs. The one we offer here boasts a dial stippled with patina throughout. Powered by the rare Excelsior Park Calibre 40, it’s a fitting testament to Jim Clark’s memory.
The Gallets have been making watches in Switzerland since 1466, when Humbertus Gallet became a citizen of Geneva. Nearly four hundred years later, in 1826, Julien Gallet registered the name Gallet et Cie for his watchmaking company and relocated to La Chaux-du-Fonds. From then on, the company only started to expanded, even into the United States, becoming one of the best-known names in watchmaking.
Gallet achieved an impressive number of impressive wristwatch “firsts," including the first waterproof chronograph wristwatch.
Of the many watches produced by Gallet in the 20th century, the MultiChron chronographs are some of the most significant and collectible today. Although they are refined and stylish, they were initially intended as tool watches for military and industrial professionals. The MultiChron 12H, so named for its third register and capability of recording up to twelve hours, found use in aviation, motorsports, and military applications, as the easily readable dial, black Arabic numerals and colored outer scales, allow for quick and precise reading.
Stainless steel case is approximately 37mm (excluding crown and pushers). Excelsior Park Calibre 40 Manually-Wound Chronograph Movement.
Overall Condition: Case is in very good condition overall with moderate signs of use and wear in keeping with age. Dial is in very good condition with patina throughout. Unsigned crown. Case back has some signs of use and wear.
Includes one 20mm black leather strap with white contrast stitching.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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