1940’s Super Royal Rare Landeron 52 Column Wheel Vintage Chronograph - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant
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Super Royal was a watch brand that race car company Ferrari would frequently purchase to be given as gifts. Along with Vetta chronographs, Super Royal and Vetta arguably formed the beginning of what would later become Ferrari co-branded watches. For example, Ferrari gave Eugenio Castellotti a Vetta chronograph for winning the 1956 Mille Miglia in a Ferrari. While we don t know if this watch was one that Ferrari gave as a gift, we do know Super Royal and Ferrari had a connection. This is a stunning watch, its presence and beautifully aged dial with patina draw you in. The watch was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant and as you can see, the movement is beautiful. The Landeron 52 powering this beautiful vintage column wheel chronograph is a rare, well designed, and interesting movement and features a breguet overcoil hairspring. We estimate this watch was made in approximately 1942 based on its design and known movement manufacture dates. During this era, Landeron was winning-over large segments of the chronograph market with a reduced cost cam-design based chronograph, the Landeron 48. Landeron's roots however were in column wheel chronographs as they held the original patents for them. In response to demand during World War II for a robust and higher-end chronograph to satisfy military and other demanding applications (perhaps racing as one), Landeron released the calibre 52. The Landeron 52 shares a lot in common with their original Hahn Landeron Breitling column wheel designs and also is similar to the Valjoux 22. It is a very robust chronograph strong running, reliable, high quality, and by-design has fantastic start/stop/reset action. This was was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant and is exceptionally strong running. We paired it with a matching ZRC chocolate brown leather strap with cream stitching, made in France.
Chronograph, Manual Wind
Landeron 52 Column Wheel Chronograph
35mm without crown, 14mm thick
New ZRC leather strap made in France with stainless steel deployant buckle
We estimate this watch was made in approximately 1942 based on its design and known movement manufacture dates.
Fully Serviced by ClockSavant Fully disassembled, old and worn parts replaced or repaired, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement.
See the pictures, watch Fully Serviced, has the typical case scratches and dial wear for a watch of this era.
14-day inspection period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
Fully Serviced by ClockSavant watches carry a 6 month warranty-- customer misuse, neglect, accidental, intentional, or unintentional damage are excluded from the warranty. See the Support page of our website for detailed warranty terms and conditions. For non-warranty damage, please contact us to obtain an estimate for servicing, repair, and restoration services.
Care and Use
All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.
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ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement
All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches. Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.