CORD JUVENIA 18K ROSE GOLD OVERSIZED 1950s CHRONOGRAPH VENUS 178 PULSATIONS 38MMCord
For auction is Cord Venus 178 1950's 18k rose gold oversized doctor's (pulsations) chronograph. Cord was a brand made by the renowned and high grade Swiss brand Juvenia. This particular watch is unusual for a variety of reasons: its oversized at a full 38mm, has a tri-compax dial arrangement (rare on a dress watch) and most special of all it is a very prominent pulsations chapter marking it as a doctors chronograph. The case has chunky lugs and feels far more substantial than a typical Swiss gold chrono of the time. The watch has the Juvenia style straight hands and a very beautiful 50's stylized dial with arrowhead and arabic markers. Two final features are worth noting as well; firstly is that it is very rose-y rose gold. Secondly are the 20mm lugs which make an already oversized watch feel just that much bigger.
Ref #: 634294 (serial is twice signed on the gold and dustcover)
Diameter: 38 mm w/out crown, 40 mm w/crown, 45 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 55 grams
Movement: Juvenia signed Venus 178 manual winding three register 12 hour chronograph
Crystal: ACRYLIC domed in good condition
Strap/Bracelet: Horween high grade 20mm cordovan (a $150 value)
Case: 18K ROSE GOLD with chunky lugs, brushed lug tops and case sides, rectangular pushers, metal crown, caseback with serial, very nice overall condition
Dial: OPALINE silver with wonderful outer large pulsations scale chapter, applied arrowhead and arabic markers, tri-compax dial arrangement, there is a small amount of light discoloration/patina at the outer edge of the slightly sloping dial, it is really minor and doesn't take away from the overall beauty of the piece
Condition: 80% (8.0 of 10): nice lightly worn condition, not overpolished, original dial, running well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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