Stainless Steel LeJour Chronograph Valjoux 72
Stainless steel LeJour chronograph, circa 1960’s, with Valjoux 72 movement is beloved by watchfanatics, as per Hodinkee: “This LeJour three-register chronograph has a great presence with a 38mm case, outstanding handset design, and a rich, black glossy dial. …LeJour was a French watch company that mainly retailed and distributed Swiss timepieces in Europe and the United States. Its most well-known partner was Heuer… This example is a great LeJour-branded chronograph. Its large, thick 38mm case, along with the thick elongated lugs with geometric angles, give a fantastic presence on the wrist. The narrow MH bezel creates more space for the beauty of the dial to shine through. Because of the thickness of the case, the dial seems deeply nestled inside the case, which adds an extra dimension to the overall appearance. The silver print and plump, well-aged lume plots really stand out against the black, glossy dial. The bright red lollipop seconds hand features a rather large lume plot, and combined with the board arrow hour hand, the handset brings a charming character to the otherwise serious looking timepiece. It is fitted with the well-respected Valjoux 72 chronograph movement ensuring smooth and robust reliability, and the case and movement are signed by J.P. Pingouin Co.” Thanks Hodinkee, we couldn’t have said it better.