|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||33mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||40mm|
Very elegant and rare Record Datofix with triple calendar and moon-phase.
Great ‘Datofix’ triple calendar wristwatch with moon-phase. The present wristwatch has a case diameter of 33 mm. The case number is 586049. The watch has a stunning three-tone dial, the main body of which has a matte silvered finish whilst the hours are marked with ‘tumbling’ Arabic numerals against a higher sheen, circular grain background. The outer most date ring is calibrated with black Arabic numerals and the central red-tipped hand indicates the date. Indication for the days of the week and months of the year are displayed in two centrally set apertures with English language discs. Ladies you should consider this beautiful piece even it is a man’s watch.
In the early 1950s, Record was one of the few independent watch manufacturers to have developed their own in-house movement calibre, with the combined complications of day/date/month/moon indication. Indeed, B. Humbert, in his book “Modern Calendar Watches” (2nd Ed, 1954) lists only 8 independent watchmakers producing their own triple calendar, moon-phase calibres in 1954; among the 8 listed, Humbert cites: Record, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Omega and Jaeger-LeCoultre. The ‘Datofix’ model was listed by Record in 1949 and was advertised in the same year. The company exhibited their calendar watches with moon-phase at the Basel Watch Fair in both 1949 and 1950. The Datofix is especially unusual for its placement of the moon-phases at 12 o’clock rather than the traditional position of 6 o’clock that is more commonly found on the dials of other watchmakers.
The Record Watch Company was originally founded in Tramelan, Switzerland, in 1903 and dedicated to the production of precision watches. Record was taking over by Longines in 1961.
Record manually wound calibre 106C movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH; silvered three-tone dial, black ‘tumbling’ Arabic numerals, apertures for day, month and moon-phases; case, dial and movement signed.
Movement: Calibre 106C
This watch has been fully serviced.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 33mm
Length including lugs: 40mm