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116

Leonidas

TIPO CP-1 A RARE STAINLESS STEEL FLY BACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH HACKING MINUTES MADE FOR THE ITALIAN NAVY, CIRCA 1964

Restricted Species

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Leonidas

Leonidas

TIPO CP-1 A RARE STAINLESS STEEL FLY BACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH HACKING MINUTES MADE FOR THE ITALIAN NAVY, CIRCA 1964

TIPO CP-1 A RARE STAINLESS STEEL FLY BACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH HACKING MINUTES MADE FOR THE ITALIAN NAVY, CIRCA 1964

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

Leonidas


TIPO CP-1

A RARE STAINLESS STEEL FLY BACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH HACKING MINUTES MADE FOR THE ITALIAN NAVY, CIRCA 1964


Dial: matte black

Caliber: cal. 222 mechanical, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, inscribed case back secured by four screws

Case number: M.M. 270172 (issue number)

Closure:associated stainless steel buckle

Size: 38 mm diameter 

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none

Case: The case in very good condition with some wear and surface scuffing consistent with age. The bezel is intact with strong coloring and is rotating smoothly in both directions. Case back is secured by four screws to the base of the lugs. Some corrosion and discoloration in those areas. Patina to the shafts of the pushers. Please note that the buckle is signed Stainless Steel, Swiss Legends - and is not by Leonidas. Dial: The dial and hands are relumed.


Dial in good overall condition with some surface spots and light dust.


Movement: Hacking minutes and fly back chronograph operating. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping and the state of California.***


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The case back is inscribed with the following:

AMI: Aeronautica Militare Italiana, for the Italian Navy

TIPO CP1: Model name indicated a chronograph wristwatch with 38 mm diameter

M.M. 270172: Military issue number

1964: year of distribution


The present military issue wristwatch is particularly rare for a number of reasons. The model, issued in 1964 by Leonidas is a marked TIPO CP-1, confirming that it is a stop watch (Cronometro da Polso) with a smaller case size at 38 mm diameter. CP-2 models feature a larger 43 mm case. The watch also features hacking minutes to the register, the only AMI model known to have this complication.