Gallet Navigator with military specification black dial and tachometer and telemeter scales, white painted hands
Model name : MultiChron Navigator ( black dial )
( extra rare )
add $300 - $500 for superior Excelsior ParkMovement !
Model name : MultiChron Navigator ( white dial )
Stainless Steel : $8000.00 - 9000.00 ( rare )
add $300 - $500 for superior Excelsior Park Movement !
Gallet MultiChron Navigator
Introduced in 1943 (Patent 15 Nov 1944)
Upon its release in 1943, the Gallet MultiChron Navigator chronograph was one of the most advanced and complex multi-function “tool watches” ever created for professional use.
Designed to fill the many timekeeping and time recording requirements of pilots, navigators, and explorers, the Navigator was the world's first wrist chronograph that simultaneously displayed both 12 and 24 hour time. The additional 24 hour or "North" hand made it possible to also calculate compass directions. An additional winding crown located at the 9 position stopped (hacked) and adjusted the continuous second hand, allowing for split second synchronization.
Due to the higher cost of this specialty timepiece, sales of the MultiChron Navigator were limited. As a result, this unique professional watch is a rare and highly desirable item for the advance collector.
this rare chronograph was also marketed by Zenith which had baptized it Sextant
Zenith ultra rare military chronograph ( Sextant ) . >>>>>>>>>>>>>
also available with white dial with tachometer and telemeter scales , and ( other ) - blue hands - ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA RARE !!!!!!!!!!!(only seen on an very old watch book ) ...but sorry no picture ) !
Other Variations : ???????
Model name : Sextant ? - Navigator ( black dial )
??? much more $$$ then the Gallet Navigator this Zenith watch is so ultra rare !!!
Model name : Sextant - Navigator ( white dial )
much more $$$ then the Gallet Navigator ... this Zenith watch is so ultra rare !!!
MOVEMENT GALLET MOVEMENT ZENITH 143-1-3
Page from Lang's book: