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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It's Not Political...

But it is a chronograph for lefties ; )


Courtesy of Guinand

We will be wrapping up our story on the backstory of Guinand tomorrow, but I thought to put you in the mood, I would share one of my favorites, the Guinand Modell 40.50.08L.  It is a pretty cool alternative to the standard fare you might be used to seeing.  

Here are the pertinents, straight from Guinand HQ:

Movement

  • Calibre ETA/Valjoux 7750
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • Chronograph function integrated into the movement
  • 25 jewels
  • 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz.
  • Stone lever escapement
  • Stop-second
  • Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
  • Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309/ISO 764
  • Movement diameter 13 1/4"" (30,4 mm)
  • Incabloc shock protection
  • Unidirectional self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, weight segment made of heavy metal
  • Power reserve approx. 40 hours
  • Movement decorated, blued screws, weight segment with engraved Guinand logo
  • Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
  • Chronograph with 30 min- and 12 hours counters and central second hand
  • Date- and day of the week display

Case

  • Case made of stainless steel, polished, bead-blasted or PVD coated
  • Sapphire crystal glass, domed, anti-reflective on the interior
  • Screwed back with sapphire crystal glass
  • Screwed crown, double O-ring sealed
  • Pilot bezel, rotatable in two directions
  • Protected pushers
  • Pressure resistant up to 20 bar

Dimensions and Weight

  • Case diameter: 40,6 mm
  • Case thickness: 15,2 mm
  • Band lug width: 20 mm
  • Weight without strap: 85 Gramm


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