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Marvin Triple Register Chronograph c.1950s - Model Ref: 102 221 - Caliber Valjoux 72 Movement

£1,895.00GBP
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A beautiful and Rare Vintage Marvin Chronograph c.1950s  - Nickel Plated Case - Model Ref: 102 221 Swiss manual winding movement, cal. Marvin 775H (Valjoux 72)  

The Marvin Watch Company was founded in 1850 by Marc and Emmanuel Didisheim in Saint-Imier. In 1894 the company moved to La Chaux-de-Fonds. 

In 1917 the three grandsons of the original founder Marc Didisheim took over the company. Despite moving predominantly towards wristwatches, the production of fine manufacture movements was maintained. Besides their own movements, Marvin also used Rolex movements for a short period. 

From 1940 the company began alliances with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Ferrari, Mercedes, Jaguar, Fiat, MG, Rover, and Chevrolet. By 1950, at their 100-year anniversary, Marvin would enjoy a global distribution network that stretched across 70 countries.

What’s On Offer 

This rare Marvin watch with its beautiful three, large register chronograph dial is simply charming to a fault. The original silver dial is in superb condition with applied gilt Arabic numerals on the hour and ultra-slim gilt pencil hands. All of the dial furniture, including dished subdials, outer scales, and Marvin signature at 12 o'clock, are well maintained and crisp. 

The nickel-plated case, which is in excellent order, and curved lugs, have svelte lines which showcase the dial beautifully, giving the illusion of a larger wearing watch. The crown and pushers are in keeping with the subtle proportions, these ergonomic elements combined make for a very comfortable wearing timepiece with all the charm one would expect from a watch of this vintage, with the added bonus of the legendary Valjoux 72 movement!

Additional information

Made from

Case: Nickle Plated

Dial: Silver

Crystal: Plexi

Bracelet: Black Leather Adjustable Pin Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: Marvin 775H (Valjoux 72)

Jewels: 17j

Waterproof: No

Power reserve: 48hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference Number: Caseback 102 221

Date of issue: c.1950s

Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS

Dimensions

Width: 34mm

Lug width: 17mm

Lug height: (lug to lug)42mm

Wrist size:  Adjustable