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17 July 2019 | Monaco | Lot 48
Vetta A super cool Vetta Cronografo in stainless, black dial with unique aged patina and multicolored tachymetric and telemetric scale.
Estimate € 14,000 – 28,000
Model: Cronografo Ermetico
Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Among the true fans of chronographs, Vetta is certainly one of the most appreciated brands for the perfect mix that it has managed to create over the years of efficiency, precision, aesthetic taste and solidity.
Its history begins in the early 1930 when Paul Wyler expanded its watch business between Switzerland, Germany, UK, Hong Kong and the United States. The lack of a foothold on Italian soil, a very important market for timepieces, prompted Wyler to look for a retailer. The Milanese entrepreneur Innocente Binda realized the potential of these products and became its official distributor, changing the name to Wyler Vetta, a more Italian sound and more appreciated by the public at that historical moment. In Italy Wyler Vetta, with its original product range and technology, becomes the symbol of a synthesis of Swiss expertise and rigor and Italian style. In 1934 he became the official sponsor of the Italian national football team in the World Cup of ’34 and ’38 whose players, like Meazza, wore them even during games, demonstrating their reliability and endurance. The present watch is a perfect example for a chronograph collector due to its special features. The solid steel case with thick bezel has a screw-down back securely fastened by four screws drilled into the underside of each lug. The black matte dial offers a vastly of colors thanks to the tachymetric and telemetric scale but also to the arabic and baton numerals with luminous material which has turned to tobacco brown. The Italian printing Cronografo and Impermeabile complete the picture makes this watch even more special.