Friday, October 19, 2012

VERY RARE 18K SOLID GOLD CORTEBERT CHRONOGRAPH VALJOUX 23 GENTS WRISTWATCH












BRAND: VERY RARE VINTAGE 18K SOLID GOLD CORTEBERT CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1950's
MODEL:  2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: ACRYLIC CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: SWISS VALJOUX CAL.23 CHRONOGRAPH WINDING MOVEMENT. SAME MOVEMENT USED IN ROLEX, BREITLING AND BAUME et MERCIER
DIAL COLOR: GOLD CHAMPAGNE
FUNCTION: 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH 30 MINUTES REGISTERED AT 3
HANDS/JARUM: 18K SOLID GOLD STICK HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: SOLID GOLD RAISED DIAMOND SHAPE & ARABIC MARKERS
CASING : 18K SOLID GOLD
LUGS: 20mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 38mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 46mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: 18K GOLD - 0.750
BEZEL: SOLID 18k 750 GOLD  
CROWN: SOLID 18K 750 GOLD CROWN AND CHRONO PUSHERS
STRAP/TALI: GENUINE BROWN LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 7.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, CHRONO FULLY WORKING AND RESET TO ZERO, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL.
PRICE/HARGA: PERSONAL COLLECTION (WILLING TO LET GO FOR RM7,500 NEGOTIABLE)
SOLD 


BRIEF HISTORY OF Cortébert WATCHES
Cortébert has a very poorly documented history. The brand name is currently owned by Italian watch manufacturer Perseo, and production under the Cortébert brand name has stopped in the mid-1970s. Cortébert used to be one of the highest regarded premium watch brands, manufacturing their own movements, supplying movements to other brands such as Rolex and introducing the jump-hour arrangement. When the quartz crisi hit the industry in the '70s, the majority of prestige brands ceased production including Cortébert. Others have already been resurrected (Baume et Mercier admits, while most companies like to pretend their production was continuous) and today Cortébert is the only remaining brand that has potential to be restored to its historic status.

Cortébert Digital Jump Hour
Abraham-Louis Juillard opened his small watchmaking store inCortébert village in Switzerland in 1790. This date is commonly used as the date of founding although the Cortébert brand name was only registered in 1855 using the bottony cross as a logo.
Cortébert Turkish Railroad watch
Cortébert went on to being one of the most desirable premium watchmakers, appreciated for their extensive range of own movements.
In the 1930s the company started distributing their Italian railroad watches through the Perseo brand, as the facist Italy was rejective of foreign brand names.
By 1944 Cortébert had a lineup consisting of 20 different calibers and a range of special railway watches that became synonymous with the marque.
In the early 1970s Cortébert mysteriously blended into the Perseo brand name, not producing Cortébert watches anymore.
Today the brand is owned by Perseo, while Perseo is owned by a very small family business the Fernus Company. They still sell watches under the Perseo name but these are merely logo-printed promo watches with ETA, Valjoux or Venus movements

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