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1940s Tiffany Chronograph Telemeter Stainless Steel Aviation Wristwatch

Documentation Signed
Origin Switzerland
Period 1900-1949
Materials Stainless Steel
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1940s
Description | 1940s || Tiffany Chronograph Telemeter |

During this timeframe, Tiffany has been associated with with some of the worlds most premier and historic vintage chronograph of this period , primarily adding Additional value as a collaborator You can find their logo simultaneously positioned on the dial of some of the most rarest chronographs including Rolex and Patek Philippe.

A telemeter scale is used for measuring distances, mostly in connection with chronographs.

This unique outer register on the dial in red by means of the telemeter scale makes it possible to measure the distance of a event which is both visible and audible. The chronograph hand is released at the instant the phenomenon is seen or heard; it is stopped when the event is completed; its position on the scale shows at a glance the distance in kilometers or miles separating the phenomenon from the observer. ( Calibration is based on the speed at which sound travels through the air, viz, approximately 340 meters or 1,115 feet per second ) It is obvious that the telemeter function plays a special role in Aviation.

During the 1940s chronograph split seconds were used for timing primarily in aviation. Different colored registers made it easier for the user to glance quickly at a certain timing without confusion.

A Captain uses the Telemeter function to determine how far enemy warships are by using the telemeter function. Upon launching the torpedo the captain would start the Center sweep hand and upon the explosion they would stop the hand from ticking. The amount of seconds between the launch and impact can be used as a formula mulitplying each second by about 340 meters (the speed at which sound travels through air).

The present watch is in original unrestored condition with minor wear to case and dial consistent with age and surface scratches consistent with wear which also add additional character to this vintage wrist. The 17 jewel Swiss movement is in perfect working condition and has been time tested for accuracy and shows no signs of rust or corrosion and the inside case back Is serial numbered. There is also no pitting or rust which is highly unusual and equally important to look for specifically
When collecting stainless steel vintage wrist

Timepiece Dimensions:

36mm x 36mm
7mm thick
200mm bracelet length

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Metals Stainless Steel
Gender Men's , Ladies'
Styles / Movements Mid-Century, Retro, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 284611
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