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A VERY RARE OVERSIZED STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY SPLIT SECOND SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH 24 HOUR DIAL AND REGISTER CASE 22560 REF 38 "A.CAIRELLI" CIRCA 1945
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FROM DESCENDANDS OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

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A VERY RARE OVERSIZED STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY SPLIT SECOND SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH 24 HOUR DIAL AND REGISTER CASE 22560 REF 38 "A.CAIRELLI" CIRCA 1945
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A VERY RARE OVERSIZED STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY SPLIT SECOND SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH 24 HOUR DIAL AND REGISTER CASE 22560 REF 38 "A.CAIRELLI" CIRCA 1945
• cal. 676, nickel lever manual winding movement • silvered dial with painted black Arabic numerals and dot indexes, subsidiary dials for the constant seconds and the 16 minute register, outer minute/second divisions, blued steel Breguet hands • polished and brushed case, snap-on case back engraved with "AMI CRONOMETRO PER NAVIGAZ.ASTRONM TIPO HA-1 N.CATEGOR. 19620 MM. 200021"  • case, dial, and movement signed
diameter 45 mm thickness 14 mm
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ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

Catalogue Note

The present lot is considered by the collectors one of the rarest military wristwatch ever made. Delivered to the Italian Military Air Force just after the WWII in few examples, it features a 24 hours dial and a 16 minute chronograph register. Those rare and unusual functions on a split-second chronograph were especially made for astronomical night flights.

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