Stock No.

Exhibit No.1

Collection No.126

Brand

Lemania

Year

mid 1950’s

Movement

Lemania calibre 15 CHT manual wind, 18000 VpH, with hour, minute and sub-seconds, with column-wheel function for chronograph centre seconds and 30-minute subsidiary counter

 

Case Material

Stainless steel with serrated crown, large pusher, fixed lug bars and screw-down caseback

 

Dial

Sterile (no maker inscription), silver to off-white, closed outer track marked 5 to 60 outside tritium luminescent pips, with large Arabic hours directly inside, 30-minute register at 3 and continuous 60-second subsidiary at 9

Condition

This early example is in excellent pre-owned condition. The brushed stainless steel case is very good, as are the crown and monopusher button, and the off-white dial shows an even, aged patina with the original lume present on the dial. The military specification fixed lug bars are intact, the syringe-style hands may have been expertly relumed, and the plexiglass crystal has likely been replaced at some stage.

Dimensions

38mm diameter, 46mm lug to lug, 20mm between lugs

Bracelet

NATO-style strap

Crystal

Shatterproof plexiglass (acrylic polymer)