1940s Thuya Venus-170 SS WP Chrono Black 35mm
PRICE : ￥980,000(税別)
1940s “THUYA” Venus 170 stainless steel rare 35mm early waterproof chronograph with popular black gilt dial. The case is water-resistant to big pushers and snapbacks. Most of the earliest water-resistant cases with the Venus 170 are 33mm models, and the 35mm vertical step design is very rare. The dial is a multi-scale design unique to this era, with a base plate, and the black gilt dial, which has a nice aged look to it, adds to the wonderful taste. This watch is equipped with the Calibre 170 vertical movement with 2 eyes made by Venus, a company that supplied machines to many brands such as Breitling and Heuer, and it is a hidden gem with excellent design and quality despite its obscurity.
|Year of Manufacture||1940s|
|Manufacturing no.||Manual winding|
|Case type||Snap back water proof|
|Type of Indices|
|Belt||Non-original, fixed (lug width: 18mm)|
|Other details||Case: minor scratches and ageing, but retains the original volume and shape of the case.
The dial: slight ageing, but still retains its original print and luster.
Movement: no problems with winding or chronofunctions. Accuracy is around 40 seconds per day.