CROTON, CHRONOMASTER AVIATOR SEA DIVER (C.A.S.D), « SILVERED PANDA DIAL »
ICONEEK price: 4’300.- CHF
Iconeek is very proud to introduce here a very fine and rare, unusual and highly attractive, early, stainless steel vintage chronograph by Croton: the Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver, with silvered panda-style dial.
The model comes with a three-body construction: a snap on bi-directionnal rotating black bezel with both decompression time and 12 hour division, a polished stainless steel tonneau-shaped case with lapidated lugs, a screwed case back, round chronograph pushers in the band, a screwed case back. Under the plexiglass, we find a very unusual so-called panda dial, in fact, two-tone, silvered dial with two subsidiary guilloche black dials for the constant second at 9, the 30-minute register at 3, outer black tachymeter ring, luminous steel Baton hands, red central chronograph hand, applied steel baton indexes with central luminous coating.
Inside ticks a caliber Valjoux 7733, mechanical, hand wound, with 17 jewels, shock-absorbers, three-arm monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance. The chronograph bridge is engraved « CROTON TIME CORPORATION, SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS, 044-F472 ». The inner case back is engraved « CROTON TIME CORPORATION SWISS». The case back is engraved outside « ALL STAINLESS STEEL - SWISS MADE - WATER -SHOCKRESISTANT » and reference-serial « 105-525». The model comes with plain lugs. Dial, case and movement are signed. The size between the lugs is 19 mm. The model is described and illustrated in Chronomaster Only, pages 270 & 271.
The present Croton is a very rare variant of the model ! a collector !
Condition: 8.5/10, in very good and attractive overall condition, movement and chronograph in working condition, bezel slightly scratched
Model: Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver (C.A.S.D)
Material: stainless steel
Movement no: -
Case no.: 525
Dial: two-tone, silvered with black registers, luminous hands, tachymeter scale
Movement: cal. Valjoux 7733, 17 jewels, monometallic balance, shock-absorbers
Bracelet: Nato strap
Water-resistant: no more (originally yes)
Dimensions: 38.8 mm diam, thickness 13.95 mm.
Ref. ICO: 99-19-017A