1940s Lemania chronograph 15TL step case
Lemania is a name that should be familiar to collectors of vintage watches, if not for watches released under its own signature, but for its contributions to other brands. Founded in 1884 by the self-taught watchmaker Alfred Lugrin, the factory has long been known for lunching some of the best movements ever made.
The movement found in this watch is, in essence, the ancestor of this legendary caliber CH27. Derived from a pocket watch movement, the Caliber 15TL was created in the 1930s. In this civilian version; the 15TL caliber allows a flyback function.
The overall design of the watch is typical of the so-called military, black dial, luminescent indexes and hands and a very readable watch. Evenly patinated, the watch has 2 counters for indicating minutes and seconds, 15th of a second graduation.
In addition to being a rare reference, this piece is in exceptional condition, everything is original and well preserved.
This 1950’s Lemania Calendar is beautifully preserved, with an unpolished stainless steel case, gorgeous cathedral hands and a beautiful glossy black dial.
A real must in the gentleman’s collection.