Eye-catcher and modern classic
Our LE MANS 1952 Chronograph is inspired by the great history of the art of watchmaking, reinterpreted and perfectly equipped for the daily demands of everyday life.
Exquisite materials, a touch of nostalgia and attention to detail promise not only a vintage feeling of a special kind, but also a piece of German craftsmanship. Quality instead of quantity. Especially instead of usual.
Contents of delivery:
- LE MANS 1952 Chronograph
- Strap of your choice
- Stainless steel bracelet
- Additional textile strap
- Watch box
- Strap changing tool
- Spare spring bars
- Warranty card
|Collection:||Le Mans 1952|
|Limited to:||500 pieces|
|Movement:||automatic movement with column-wheel and 21,600 bph|
|Power reserve:||approx. 36 hours|
|Display:||hour, minute, permanent small second, center chronograph stop second, 30-minute counter, tachymeter, telemeter|
|Case:||316L stainless steel|
|Case back:||screwed stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal|
|Case diameter:||40 mm|
|Lug to Lug:||48 mm|
|Case height incl. crystal:||15 mm|
|Lug width:||20 mm|
|Water resistance:||10ATM / 100m|
|Crystal:||Scratch resistant, domed sapphire crystal with inside anti-reflective coating|
|Dial colour :||White|
Functionality meets aesthetics
The polished stainless-steel case (316L) with rectangular pushers has a diameter of 40mm, feels robust and of high quality on the wrist and is comfortable to wear for both men and women. With its elegant design and fascinating appearance, this watch is an eye-catcher and modern classic for every occasion, whether in the office, at dinner parties or during leisure time. The watch is water resistant up to 10ATM (100 meters) and can therefore be worn during almost all activities.
To meet the requirements of a watch that is suitable for everyday use, we have opted for a high-quality, curved sapphire crystal with excellent scratch resistance. The curvature also gives the glass a vintage character, and the glass’s interior is doubly antireflective for the sake of good visibility. The clear, matte white dial and the polished dolphin hands embody the typical atmosphere of the past. The hand-applied, raised hour-markers painted in the case’s colour add extra volume to the dial.
The chronograph is not just impressive because of its elegant and sporty design. It also has several useful functions. In addition to the 30-minute stop function, the blue tachymeter scale offers the possibility of measuring speeds. Distances can also be measured with the red telemeter scale. Through the sapphire crystal back, the Sea-Gull ST1940 automatic movement can be witnessed as it occurs – a piece of real watchmaking artistry for your wrist. The automatic motion, derived from an old Swiss clockwork mechanism, accompanies you through thick and thin – quiet, reliable and precise.
We believe that timepieces should be exclusive and not mass-produced. We wish to create unique watches – quality instead of quantity; special instead of ordinary. Therefore, the Vintro Le Mans 1952 Chronograph will be limited to 500 pieces. So, you can be sure that you own a wristwatch that is rare and special and can be worn with a clear conscience, something simply unique.
Movement: Sea-Gull ST1940
Drive: Automatic movement with ratchet wheel
Power reserve: ca. 36 hours
Accuracy: ± 20 sec. per day
Functions: Hour, minute, permanent second, Chronograph with 30-minute stop function, Telemeter scale, Tachymeter scale
For the automatic version, we have chosen a special clockwork mechanism with a great and long tradition. The Sea-Gull ST1940 is based on an old Swiss model, the Venus 175, originally developed and manufactured by Fabrique d'Ebauches Venus SA in Moutier between 1940 and the early 1960s. It was used in several high-end chronographs, such as the Breitling Chronomat and the Breitling Top Time Chronograph.
In the 1060s, Venus decided to develop a new clockwork mechanism that would replace the 175. To raise the required capital, the company sold all the rights and tools needed to manufacture Venus 175 for the Chinese military, who then produced clockwork mechanisms for their air force. Later, this mechanism was commercially marketed as the Sea-Gull ST19 series.
The calibre ST1940 used is a modified automatic version – a precise, reliable, and modern clockwork with a ratchet wheel. Due to the tradition and origin of the ST1940, it has the robustness and accuracy of the Venus 175, which is why we chose it for our watch.
Everything you need
Your new automatic chronograph will be delivered in an all-round carefree package. In addition to the high-quality imitation leather box and the practical credit card holder, you will also receive a strap changing tool and replacement spring bars. Along with the leather strap of your choice, you will also receive a Nato textile wristband and the stainless steel bracelet.
All our watch straps are comfortable and luxurious, made of genuine premium leather and high-quality nylon, which guarantees a perfect fit. All straps are equipped with a quick-change system that allows a swift and easy strap change.
Le Mans 1952:
„He looks at the clock, only a few minutes away from the start. It is always fascinating, even after so many races, this feeling remains. Whether as a little boy in a soapbox or today with 250 hp. This dull feeling. This tingling in the stomach area. This uncertainty. Only 4 minutes left. Will the technique work? Will it do justice to the technique? The second hand is making its rounds. 3 minutes to go. The creeping second has always had a calming effect on him. At that time already at the strong wrist of his father. Today it should bring him luck. With the words ‘My boy, time passes, memories remain, enjoy every moment’ his father had strapped the watch to him. Still 1 minute. The anticipation has suppressed the nervousness. Now it is only a matter of enjoying the moment. Only the car, the road and him. He is ready. Ready to collect memories. Ready to write history.“