Saturday, January 24, 2009

The prominent VENUS 175 movement

The Heritage houses a vintage and legendary Venus caliber 175 hand wind movement designed by Andre Frey and produced at the former Fabrique d'Ebauches Vénus S.A. in Moutier Switzerland between 1940 and 1964.

The beat rate is 18000 BpH which gives a 1/5th of a second resolution on the chronograph function
17 jewels, rosé gold plated movement
31mm (14 ligne) in diameter and 5.5 mm thick
Features a column-wheel
This movement is common in chronographs of the 40's and 50's
The Breitling Chronomat and Rodania single-button chronograph are examples of vintage watches that use the Venus 175 movement.
There are only several watches on the market today with Venus 175 movements. Most known are the Jacques Etoile Venus models and Armand Nicolets LM07 collections

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