1940s Doxa Spillman Valjoux 22 gilt dial
The Doxa brand, founded in 1889, is principally known and famous for its numerous innovations in the world of diving watches, including:
– the world’s first unidirectional rotating bezel with the US Navy’s No-Print Card,
– the first helium release valve (created in collaboration with Rolex and Cousteau for Doxa Conquistador and Rolex Sea-dweller),
– the colored dials, and its characteristic orange for maximum underwater visibility.
But from the late 1930s onwards, they created some of the finest chronographs of the era, this one being no exception. Made in the 1940s, this large and beautiful stainless steel chronograph is presented in a 38mm Spillmann case with angular lugs, accompanied by a stunning black gilt dial. From the case to the hands, indexes, dial and movement, everything works perfectly.
A true rarity in terms of condition, this is a serious timepiece for serious collectors.