Saturday, June 20, 2009

VINTAGE SWISS MONDIA MOONLANDER AUTOMATIC MEN'S WRISTWATCH (SOLD)






VINTAGE SWISS MADE MONDIA MOONLANDER MEN'S WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1960'S

SHINNING TWO TONE GREY DIAL WITH QUICKSET DAYDATE WINDOW

ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL IS CLEAN WITH NO CRACK NO SCRATCHES

THE 25 JEWELS SWISS MONDIA AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

SILVER TONE HANDS

RAISED SILVER STICK MARKER

SOLID STAINLESS STEEL CASE MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 42mm INCLUDING THE CROWN AND 38mm LUG TO LUG,

ORIGINAL SS CROWN

ORIGINAL MONDIA STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET FITS 8" WRIST

DISCONTINUED MODEL... HARD TO FIND! HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE

WORKING CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED

PRICE : RM500.00 SOLD TO MR CHRIS Krzysztof Włodkowski FROM POLAND


BRIEF HISTORY OF MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO WATCHES

1875 • George Favre-Jacot succeeded in his goal: to produce reasonably priced, precise fob watches.His company employed one-third of the working population of Locle.




1896 • Manufacturer won Gold Medal at the Swiss National Exhibition.

1903 • First prize in the Neuchâtel Observatory competition for chronometers.

1911 • George Favre-Jacot retired and left the flourishing business to his descendants, under the name ZENITH.

1917 • Death of George Favre-Jacot.

1920 • First wristwatch models.

1954 • ZENITH won the Neuchâtel Observatory prize for wristwatch chronometers.

1960 • ZENITH took over MARTEL WATCH Co.

The UNIVERSELS caliber 749 and 285 became the ZENITH 146 family.

1969 • Birth of the EL PRIMERO movement, the first chronograph in the world equipped with a winding crown with central rotor.

ZENITH became a member of the MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO holding company.

1970 • The CRONOMETRO TIPO CP2 aviation chronographs with anti-magnetic case and 60-minute rotating lunette, manufactured for A. Cairelli in Rome.

1971 • The American ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION took a majority stake in the MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO group.

1978 • The group returned to the hands of Swiss investors, with DIXI, the financial and mechanical constructions group, as major shareholder.

1984 • MOVADO taken over by NORTH AMERICAN WATCH Co, and the name ZENITH appeared alone on the watch dials.

2000 • ZENITH taken over by L.V.M.H group.

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