9,0 / 10
Published in the CHRONOMASTER ONLY book
The present model, called “Numbered Yachting Black”, is characterized by the lollipop chrono hand and its numbered yachting scale.
This example is in excellent condition.
Interestingly, it has its original sales booklet, with a purchase date in 1969 and a user manual. Furthermore, it is published in the CHRONOMASTER ONLY book.
About the model
The Chronomaster model wasn’t just a chronograph. It was more like the Super-Chronograph. It in fact had an astonishing number of functions. Such a purpose is accurately reflected in the model’s name: CHRONOMASTER AVIATOR SEA DIVER, which suggests a clientele of professional racing drivers, pilots and divers, as well as the multiple functions evoked in the advertising of the 1960s: THE WORLD’S BUSIEST WATCH – HAS MORE USES THAN EVER COUNTED.
The models fitted with the Valjoux 23 caliber are the third representatives of the Chronomaster dynasty (after the Venus 210 and the Valjoux 92). This development coincided with relatively major changes to the dial and hands. The dials got new typography for the subdials with simplified scales and the numerals the conventional way up. The broad arrow hands changed to the more contrasting white baton hands, while lollipop, followed by triangular sweep hands indicated the chronograph seconds.