Here we have a 1975 Guilde "Pop" Chronograph with a 37mm tonneau stainless steel case. Polished, chamfered edges and a radiating brushed effect on the top surface makes this watch stand out from the crowd. A lug to lug length of 42.5mm and a thickness of 13.5mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side, we have the chronograph pushers with a large crown in the centre. The domed oval acrylic crystal sits above a grey concrete textured dial. The unusual dial shape has a thick outer minute track with long red lines marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a tonneau-shaped, 30-minute register and at 9 o’clock a tonneau-shaped, small seconds register, finally at 6 o’clock a framed date window. Long, baton hands with a tapered chronograph second hand complete this well-balanced bi-compax chronograph. Text is printed at 12 and 6 respectively. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Valjoux 7734, 17 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. The Valjoux 77xx family was in production from 1969 until 1978. The watch comes fitted on a 21mm suede strap. The watch is from circa 1975 and is sold in near mint condition, and with very light signs of wear, the dial is also in near mint original condition.
Guilde POP watch company was part of a French consortium of brands during the 1960s and 70s including POP based in Haut-Doubs in Eastern France near the Swiss border part of the Jura mountains. The Guilde POP brand had a connection with Nivada Grenchen of Switzerland. A Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster, their bi-compax chronograph of the 1960s had both brands on the dial.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
Always a fan of the more colourful dials and this dial really Pops! This watch has the build quality of any Heuer , Breitling or Longines chonograph from the period but at a fraction of the price.
Lugs : 21mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty