Shot of the day: Jaquet Chronograph

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A couple of weeks ago I told you about the Excelsior Park Calibre P40 and the “one watch leads to another” syndrome…

Here is another of these watches, a Jaquet Chronograph I know very little about! The reason I took this one in, is that inside is the Excelsior Park Calibre 4.

Yes, same base movement as for the Excelsior Park Chronograph and the early Girard-Perregaux Olimpico chronograph’s (ref. 8846, ref. 8862 and ref. 9075).

Same base, but not the same Calibre. While the Excelsior Park Calibre 40 is a 12 hour chronograph, the Excelsior Park Calibre 4 is a 45 minutes chronograph.

Jaquet Chronograph – shot of the day

A classic looking T.W.O resister chronograph with the running seconds at nine- and the minutes counter on the sub-dial at three o’clock.

The minute counter have the 3-, 6- and 9 minutes markers used for telephone call measuring.

The dial were originally black which have turned to a deep dark brown chocolate tone… Together with the white painted hands and the creamy patina of the luminous material this watch gives a warm and sweet feeling!

The mid section of the 35.5 mm case is chrome plated brass while the bezel and case back is stainless steel.

As mentioned, inside is the Excelsior Park Calibre 4, a manual wind column wheel chronograph movement.

Yes, a lovely and interesting watch!

By the way, the Excelsior Park Calibre 4 was also used by Girard-Perregaux for their GP Calibre 04 which you find inside the GP reference 6557 Chronograph (not an Olimpico)… But that is a post for another day…

Yes, “one watch leads to another” syndrome never ends… So stay tuned!