Friday, October 19, 2012

RARE COLLECTION - AUTHENTIC JACQUET GIRARD GENEVE pan-europ CHRONO-MATIC (CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC) CAL.11 GENTS WRISTWATCH BY HAMILTON



















MADE IN: SWISS
CIRCA: 1970's
MODEL: HAMILTON JACQUES GIRARD GENEVE PAN-EUROP CHRON-MATIC
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: SCRATCH FREE ACRYLIC CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: SWISS BUREN 17 JEWELS MICRO ROTOR AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH CAL.11 MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: TWO TONE - BLUE DIAL & WHITE TACHYMETER
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND CENTER SWIPE SECOND, DATE AT 3:00 AND 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS: WHITE METAL LUMINOUS HANDS AND RED CHRONO HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: WHITE LUMINOUS STICKS MARKER
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
BEZEL: BLUE WITH WHITE 60'S MARKER BEZEL
LUGS: 20mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 41mm DIAMETER w/o CROWN and 45mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: FLYING HORSE LOGO, STAINLESS STEEL, 100m/300ft, S/N 11003-3
CROWN: ORIGINAL UNSIGNED SS CROWN
STRAP/TALI: GENUINE BROWN LEATHER BANDS
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5" FULL LENGHT
CONDITION: WORKING AND KEEPING TIME, EXCELLENT CONDITION, ALL CHRONOGRAPH WORKING, SET AND RESET TO ZERO. VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND TIMEPIECE
PRICE: (PERSONAL COLLECTION BUT WILLING TO LET GO FOR THE PRICE VERY REASONABLE)
LIST RM SOLD RM00

BRIEF HISTORY OF JAQUET GIRARD WATCHES

Owning a Jaquet & Girard clock from Geneva should be the highest fulfillment of all desires of a customer! Why? Because the quality watch from is only a limited number produced, is due to a three hundred year old watchmaker experience that alone may be the Switzerland Stoz. Famous names indicate the Swiss watch industry, the watches carry two such names, which are among the most important, the famous Jean Richard, founder of the Swiss watch industry in relation to movements in 1744 by a certain Gaquet (Jaquet), who established in Geneva filing.
 

In the following decades, the Jaquet let down as manufacturers watchmaker's tools and watch the Jura Neuch√Ętel and in St. Imier. Recalls his particular genius to Pierre Jaquet-Doz (1721-1790), both because of his clocks and his machine achieved a worldwide reputation.
 

From 1766 include the Girard to the watchmakers, both in France and in Switzerland, often specializing in rough movements, such as Joseph Girard (1852) in Grenchen or Erwin Girard (1877) in Moutier. Erwin Girard developed early in this century, the first battery-powered plants with escapement. After his death, they led his sons continued the business, and one of them, Jean Girard is one of the directors of Jaquet & Girard, Geneva. (sorry for poor english, it was translated by Google Translation. Original text in German from Jacquet Girard website)

BRIEF HISTORY OF HAMILTON WATCHES

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1892. Hamilton Produced its first watch in 1893, designed by H.J. Cain, one of the company's founding members.


1893 Hamilton introduces "The Broadway Limited", a railroad watch that was dubbed "the watch of Railroad accuracy". Initially manufactured to provide the country's railroads with reliable timing devices, the Hamilton railroad pocket watch was adopted as the official watch of the American Expeditionary Forces worldwide. A wrist watch version of the railroad watch was issued to General Pershing and his doughboys in WWI, accompanied Admiral Byrd on his expeditions to the North and South Poles, served the Picards well on their first balloon ascent into the stratosphere, and was on the wrist of the first American to scale Mount Everest.

1928 The Yankees win the world series. Hamilton introduces the Yankee Watch, establishing it as a leader in watch design. Hamilton helped America keep pace with the energy of a new lifestyle. New Hamilton designs, such as the Yankee and the Piping Rock, projected the independant spirit of the day.

1930 Hamilton continues to capture the soaring spirit of the 1930's. The world turns to the skies as commercial aviation takes off. Hamilton soon becomes the official timepiece of the most famous industry leaders --- TWA, Eastern, United and Northwest.

1940 WWII Hamilton stops production of watches for consumers and creates new timepieces exclusively for military use. Close to one million Hamilton military watches are produced. Today, the 'Hack' has become very collectible among watch and military collectors.

1957 Hamilton's leadership in engineering and innovation creates a significant breakthrough in timekeeping. Hamilton introduces the first electric watch in 1957. The Ventura becomes an instant success. See "Hamilton Electric"



1965 Inspired by the sleek lines of the Cadillac tailfins of the 50's, the Ventura becomes the watch of choice for the icoms of american style. Elvis Presley chooses to wear the Ventura in his movie, 'Blue Hawaii.'

1972 The furure is close at hand and Hamilton shocks the world with a completely new kind of watch. Manufactured at its headquarters in Pennsylvania, Hamilton introduces the world's first digital watch - the Pulsar.

Today, Hamilton s primary collections include the American Classics collection and the Khaki collection, updated versions of the legendary military timepieces of yesteryear. Manufactured at its headquarters in Pennsylvania, Hamilton introduces the world's first digital watch - the Pulsar.

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