Wakmann Triple Calendar Chronograph

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SKU AS03543
SKU AS03543

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Chronographs like this one are what made Wakmann’s name. Aesthetically, it doesn’t hit a sour note. The extremely rare 39mm case (most of these are found in 37mm size) is the perfect size for daily wear.

The white-on-black “reverse panda” color way offers a stark counterpart to the case’s curves in a way that is simply eye-catching. The dial is dynamic without feeling cluttered, with crisp printing punctuated by deeply patinated indicies. For those who love a hidden detail - the nautical themed caseback engraving is sharp and clear.  

Internally, this chrono is powered by the Valjoux Calibre 730, a variant of the ever-popular Valjoux 72 that encompasses a calendar complication.

While triple calendars from Universal Genève cause a furor among the vintage watch community, true cognoscenti know the value in less recognizable names - Wakmann chief among them. 

The Story

Among complications, a triple calendar is perhaps the most popular—particularly when combined with a chronograph. Employed by manufactures from all spectrums of the industry, from the top tier (such as Patek Philippe) to the mid-range, the triple calendar chronograph is as ubiquitous as it is visually appealing. Nowhere else is so much information displayed with such grace.

While certain example can trend toward the dressy, those made by Breitling and its subsidiary, Wakmann, are sportier iterations that today’s collectors particularly love.

Starting in the 1940s, Breitling released the Datora, a chronograph that showed both the day and the date as well as the month. The model was a success, and the design was used by other manufactures, including Heuer. But it was under Breitling’s U.S.-based distributor, Wakmann, that the most popular variant of triple calendar chronograph was produced.

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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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.

Wakmann Triple Calendar Chronograph

Wakmann Triple Calendar Chronograph

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Wakmann Triple Calendar Chronograph

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Chronographs like this one are what made Wakmann’s name. Aesthetically, it doesn’t hit a sour note. The extremely rare 39mm case (most of these are found in 37mm size) is the perfect size for daily wear.

The white-on-black “reverse panda” color way offers a stark counterpart to the case’s curves in a way that is simply eye-catching. The dial is dynamic without feeling cluttered, with crisp printing punctuated by deeply patinated indicies. For those who love a hidden detail - the nautical themed caseback engraving is sharp and clear.  

Internally, this chrono is powered by the Valjoux Calibre 730, a variant of the ever-popular Valjoux 72 that encompasses a calendar complication.

While triple calendars from Universal Genève cause a furor among the vintage watch community, true cognoscenti know the value in less recognizable names - Wakmann chief among them. 

The Story

Among complications, a triple calendar is perhaps the most popular—particularly when combined with a chronograph. Employed by manufactures from all spectrums of the industry, from the top tier (such as Patek Philippe) to the mid-range, the triple calendar chronograph is as ubiquitous as it is visually appealing. Nowhere else is so much information displayed with such grace.

While certain example can trend toward the dressy, those made by Breitling and its subsidiary, Wakmann, are sportier iterations that today’s collectors particularly love.

Starting in the 1940s, Breitling released the Datora, a chronograph that showed both the day and the date as well as the month. The model was a success, and the design was used by other manufactures, including Heuer. But it was under Breitling’s U.S.-based distributor, Wakmann, that the most popular variant of triple calendar chronograph was produced.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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.

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