Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced | Laurent Fine Watches
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced
  • Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced

Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced

Brand:Zodiac
Model:Corsair Automatic
Year:1972
Material:Gold plated and Stainless steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:30.5mm
Size - length including lugs:38.5mm
Condition:Good
Box:No
Paper:No
Price:Sold

Malachite dial Corsair Automatic Zodiac vintage watch - Fully serviced

Desirable Zodiac Corsair Automatic with round green malachite dial with gold Arabic numerals for hours. The hands are in gold with stick design. The window for the date is at 3 o’clock. The crown comes with the Zodiac logo. The back case is in stainless steel with engraved outside “Automatic – Antimagnetic – Swiss – Zodiac – Water and Shock Resistant” and inside “ Zodiac LTD- Zodiac Le Locle Swiss- Fond Acier – Inoxydable- 723-922B”. The watch has an automatic movement with caliber 72B and 17 jewels. The watch comes with its original gold plated bracelet and an additional leather brown strap.

History

Mr. Aristide Calame, watchmaker, started his company in 1882 in Switzerland. It was a small friendly company making watches for their own collection or on commission for other watch companies like Jurgensen. Before the end of the 19th century, the pieces sold by Aristide were given a name “Zodiac”. In 1908, due to its success, the name was protected under Swiss trademark law. That year was also the year that Zodiac started to produce its own movements. In 1930, the company presented one of the first self-winding wristwatches. Zodiac created iconic pieces like the “Autographic”, the “Sea Wolf” in 1953, which was a diver watch, the “Dynotron” in 1968 and the “Astrographic” in 1969. From 1982, the Dixi group, owners of the Zenith watch factory, held half the Zodiac shares. The company filled for bankruptcy in 1997 before being taking over by the Fossil Group.

Technical details

Automatic movement with indirect sweep second with caliber 72B, with 17 jewels, 21,600 A/h and 40 hours of power reserve. This automatic mechanism is a joint development of Doxa, Eberhard, Favre-Leuba, Girard-Perregaux and Zodiac.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 30.5mm
Length including lugs: 38.5mm

Price: Sold