Saturday, February 22, 2014

BRAND: SOUGHT AFTER VERY RARE VINTAGE LARGE PIERCE UP DOWN CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH








BRAND:  SOUGHT AFTER VERY RARE VINTAGE  LARGE PIERCE UP DOWN CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: SWISS BY PIERCE WATCH CO
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1940's
MODEL:  2 REGISTERS UP DOWN CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: ACRYLIC CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: VERY RARE IN HOUSE PIERCE CAL.147 CHRONOGRAPH WINDING MOVEMENT. 
DIAL COLOR: TWO TONE CREAM/BROWN ENAMEL
FUNCTION: 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH 60 MINUTES REGISTERED AT 12
HANDS/JARUM: BLUE METAL DAUPHINE HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: BLACK ARABIC MARKERS AND 3 RED CIRCLE TACHYMETERS
CASING : GOLD PLATED TOP AND STAINLESS STEEL BACKCASE
LUGS: 18mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 37mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 46mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
BEZEL: GOLD PLATED  
CROWN: GOLD PLATED CROWN AND CHRONO PUSHERS
STRAP/TALI: GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 7.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, CHRONO FULLY WORKING AND RESET TO ZERO, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL.NO BOX AND NO PAPER BUT GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC
PRICE/HARGARM3750 (NEGOTIABLE)

History of Pierce Chronograph Wristwatches
Pierce made most of their movements themselves at their own factory. In many cases Pierce incorporated novel features into their movements, and their chronograph and automatic wristwatch movements are especially unusual and sought after by collectors. Pierce BEGAN manufacturing MOVEMENTS AFTER  the ebouche manufacturers refused to supply movements to Pierce. They had to start designing and manufacturing their own movements. Most Pierce collectors  focus on collecting wristwatches rather than pocket watches. Pierce made WWII wrist watches had app 10 different Pierce calibres and at least one chronograph movement, the Pierce calibre 134. All Pierce movements were manufactured between 1930 and 1955

The history of  Pierce company began in 1883. The brand was founded in Bienne, Switzerland. It is one of the centers of the Swiss watchmaking, where a lot of the most famous watch companies had been established. The founder of the elite  Pierce company chose the right place for the watch production, as Bienne had been the workplace of more than 1700 watchmakers for a long time. 

Pierce 1883 watch company was founded by Leon Levy Freres and his brothers. As for every company founder, it was very important for them to gain love, to win recognition and to establish a reputation as a producers of premium quality watches. It should be mentioned, that actually the founders of the watch brand have managed not only to make a name for themselves, but also to obtain the recognition of many watch connoisseurs. But in the year of  Pierce foundation, the watch market was not so rich of various models as it is now. At that time, chronographs were not so popular, watches were not water resistant and the automatic movements were housed in the watch cases extremely seldom. Pierce company began to develop and release the wrist watches as well as pocket chronographs. For the watch production the brothers used only high quality materials. The best watchmakers, working in Pierce company, created small masterpieces, that won the hearts of many watch connoisseurs. 

At the present time Pierce watches combine the old horological traditions with the innovative technologies. The refined watches, such as Arabesque, Observator, Commander, Air Command, Flightcalendar, Ocean Drive, are the striking examples of the high quality and the exclusive design. The round watch cases are produced from 316L stainless steel. Several models have the guilloche dials, that feature Arabic numerals, two hands and a small  second hand at “6:00”. The other models have the dark dials with three long hands and numerals 12, 3, 6 and 9, enclosed in the triangles. The third model is presented with the steel case and the toothed bezel. In this case, the designers have chosen the light-coloured dials, that feature two beautiful hands, a date aperture at “3:00” position ans a small second hand at “6:00” position. Pierce watch collection also includes stainless steel chronographs with the black dials, that feature the date aperture at “6:00” position and the chronograph counters at “3:00”, “6:00” and “9:00”. This original model also has the toothed steel bezel, giving the watch a wonderful image. The watch dials are protected by the sapphire crystals. The watches come with the leather straps ans steel buckles. All watches by  Pierce company are equipped with the in-house automatic movements. It's worth mentioning, that  Pierce is one of the first brands, that have developed the automatic movements for their watches. 





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