Lemania Triple Register Chronograph
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
If you know, you know.
Lemania, one of the most significant and respected movement manufacturers in Switzerland is often overlooked when it comes to their self-branded timepieces.
Considering this: Lemania is responsible for one of the most iconic chronograph movements ever created. And while those branded with Omega or Patek Philippe on the dial carry staggering price tags, those that say Lemania are generally budget-priced. In our opinion, these beautiful models deserves more respect within the vintage world - someday they'll catch on. But for now, mid-century chronographs such as this one offer a tremendous value.
Fitted inside this 35mm stainless claw-lug case is the iconic Lemania CH27 manually winding column wheel chronograph movement movement. You probably know it better as the Omega Calibre .321. But the appeal of this watch goes beyond its world-class internals. Its silver dial has developed a beautiful light patination, and its gold foil Arabic markers (with cutoffs at the sub registers!) and matching handset elevate this timepiece solidly into the realm of drool-worthy.
So, now you know.
Lemania established in 1884 by Alfred Lugrin, is perhaps one of the most recognizable names in the vintage chronograph market--if not for watches released under their own brand, then for their contributions to other brands. At Jaeger-LeCoultre and at Lugrin's own manufacture, which he ran under his own name, Lugrin gained a reputation for expertise and the soundness of his movements, particularly chronographs. After his death, it was under his son-in-law Maurice Meylan's leadership that the manufacture became Lemania and moved to L'Orient in the Valée de Joux.
In 1932, strapped by the financial hardships of the Great Depression, Lemania joined Omega and Tissot to form SSIH (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogére SA). It was this relationship--particularly with Omega--that would result in the creation of some of the most iconic calibers in horological history, particularly the Caliber .321. The Caliber .321--known internally at Lemania as the CH27--owes its existence to movement designer Albert Piguet, who first conceived of the movement in 1941, with production commencing the following year.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Lemania Triple Register Chronograph