Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored
Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored

Chronoking "Paul Newman" Vintage Valjoux 23 Restored

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Size : 38mm
Movement : Valjoux 23
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What makes the new Nivada Grenchen Paul Newman Orange so appealing? It’s the heart that beats inside: the Valjoux caliber 23 VZ.

This watch is truly a time machine, with a fully restored vintage Valjoux 23 VZ movement ready to take you on a journey through history. With a production run that spanned 58 years – from 1916 to 1974! – this hand-wound chronograph is deservedly one of the most iconic timekeeping mechanisms in history. The Valjoux 23's longevity is a testament to the durability, reliability, and precision of its original design. It’s also one of the world’s most beautiful classic column-wheel chronograph movements, incorporating Willy Breitling's dual push-button design. It remains highly sought-after even today. The design of the chronograph gears, visible from the back, is especially captivating.

Crafted using new old-stock movements that have been thoroughly reconditioned and tested, this timepiece effectively recreates a 1970s watch as if it were brand new. In other words, owning one of these timepieces is like having a vintage watch, minus the maintenance issues.

The new Nivada Chronoking 'Paul Newman' Orange: a time machine that takes you straight back to the 1970s, capturing the era's distinctive style. This reissue takes cues from a vintage Chronoking dial hailing from a fabled era that is enjoying a true revival. 

The distinctive dial is a testament to the craftsmanship of Jean Singer, one of Switzerland’s premier dial makers from La Chaux-de-Fonds, the cradle of Swiss horology. Singer is renowned for creating some of the most recognizable and collectible ‘exotic’ dials in the watchmaking world. Notable examples include Omega’s Racing Speedmaster, the vibrant Heuer Skipper, and the deep blue Nina from Universal – all masterpieces from the hands of Singer. 

Anything but discreet, indeed quite flamboyant, this Nivada Chronoking 'Paul Newman' Orange echoes all the codes that defined the success of that other watchmaking legend. Here, we have the ‘Newman’-style Art Deco typography on tan-colored sunray sub-dials, elegantly set against a black dial with an orange gradient minute track. The sense of depth is uncanny

Diameter38mm 
Thickness 12.95mm
Bezel

Aluminum, unidirectional rotating aluminum

Case MaterialStainless Steel 316
Case FinishPolished & Brushed
Case back316L Steel Silver Color Open Caseback with Sapphire Glass
Dial

Matt Black w/ Gradient Orange + Super 1345C Lum. Applied Indexes + Embossed White Printed Logo

Small eyes: Debossed Light Beige 7506C CD track + Black Print

GlassDouble-domed sapphire crystal
Movement

Valjoux 23 VZ, assembled in Switzerland

GlassDouble domed Sapphire Glass
Lug to lug46.5mm
Water Resistance10ATM

Power Reserve

48 hours

Functions

Hour, minute, second, date, chronograph, tachymeter

 

 

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An exceptional caliber

Founded in 1901 by brothers John and Charles Reymond in Les Bioux, Switzerland, the company operated as ‘Reymond Frères SA’ until 1929, when it was renamed ‘Valjoux SA’ (short for Vallée de Joux, the‘Watchmaker’s Valley’ where many of the top Swiss brands are still based).


Specializing in chronograph movements, they launched the caliber 22 in 1914; it would remain in production for nearly sixty years. However, it was the smaller 13-line caliber 23, developed in 1916, that revolutionized the world of wristwatch chronographs. It found its way into the timepieces of such prestigious brands as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, and Vacheron Constantin.

This movement was produced for sixty years, until 1974. It's estimated that 125,000 of these base movements were made, although relatively few were reworked by Patek Philippe for their chronograph production.

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