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Consul ‘Excelsior Park’ Chronograph

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Maker: Consul
Model: Chronograph
Functions: Chronograph
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 35.5mm
Case Thickness: 11.5mm
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: No
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: N/A
Year: 1950s

CONDITION REPORT

The dial has some light patina all-throughout and presents some deeper patina in the 9 subdial. The original blued-steel baton hands, with the long chronograph hand, are well preserved without any signs of aging. The case is totally unpolished and presents very sharp bevels. The movement, a Consul 142 (Excelsior Park) is working flawlessly and smoothly.

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Description

At first glance this watch might be reminiscent of some of the most sought after chronographs of the 1950s and 1960s made by Gallet. The design is almost identical. And this is no coincidence, as Excelsior Park was the movement manufacturer for many well-known brands such as Girard Perregaux, Zenith or Gallet.

Take a look at the numerals. These fun, angular and rare numerals are not something you often see. But if you look closely, you can see a very well executed dial configuration, which although it is pretty complex, it manages to fit 3 different chronograph scales (tachymeter, telemetre and snail) and does not look busy at all. We specially love the subdials, which present all the minute and seconds.