1940s Bovet Mono-Rattrapante gilt dial
Bovet, an old and renowned watchmaker from 1822, is known as the inventor of the transparent case back and as the first Swiss watchmaker to approach the Chinese market in the early 1800s. Introduced in the 1940s, the Bovet Mono-Rattrapante is a two-register chronograph powered by the Valjoux 84. It has a similar function as a Rattrapante, but with one hand, hence ‘Mono’ Rattrapante.
This chronograph is a mono-pusher, activated by the top pusher. The bottom pusher, when pressed, stops the chronograph hands for easy reading. When this pusher is released, the hands go back to where they should be, if not stopped.
Its glossy black gilt dial with bold numerals creates a beautiful contrast and brings out the pulsometer and tachymeter scales very well. It has luminous hands and radium Arabic numerals (original and intact). The brushed stainless steel case is remarkably well preserved and free of any mark. A true time capsule.