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2.0372 PHENIX ‘CHRONOSTOP’ semi-chrono, Swiss 1950s

£360.00 (incl. VAT) £324.00 (incl. VAT)

This vintage Phenix ‘Chronostop’ bears a surprise, a rare sweep second start-stop-reset feature! It works like a chronograph operated just with a winding crown. It was designed for medical (pulsometric), sport and military daily use. The same function can be found in A. Lange and Glashutte Original watches nowadays. Highly collectible, it’s rare to see a piece like this in such good condition.

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Key Features

Another eccentric piece, this Phenix Chronostop has an unusual and rare feature in its stop-start-reset mechanism. Operating the chronostop feature is simple! Here’s how you do it.

  • Push the crown in – seconds start running.
  • Half-pull the crown – seconds stop.
  • Pull out the crown to set time – seconds hand resets to zero.

About Phenix

The Phenix watch trademark was created in 1873 in Porrentruy, Switzerland.

The Phenix watch was entirely manufactured and assembled on site. This enabled the watchmaker to ensure uniformly high quality and craftsmanship for each watch. In part as a result of this attention to detail, the brand won a number of industry awards, particularly for its Firebird model.

In the 1960s, Phenix became divided into three brands, with the other two brands named Thomen and Vulcain. The latter was relaunched in 2004.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines. 12 month warranty included.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Chrome plated case body.
  • Original domed winding crown.
  • Stainless steel screw-down caseback.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Splashproof/weatherproof.
  • New ostrich style leather 18mm strap.

Dial and Hands

  • Cream tone matte dial.
  • Gold tone syringe style lumed hands.
  • Gold tone applied leaf-shape indices, Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6, 9
  • Signed ‘Phenix’ below 12 position.

Movement

  • Swiss made movement.
  • Phenix 132 calibre.
  • Manual wind.
  • 17 jewels.
  • 37hr power reserve.

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

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