Vintro watches | le mans 1952 chronograph automatic stainless steel | wrist watch | men’s watch

Our LE MANS 1952 chronograph is inspired by the great history of watchmaking, reinterpreted and perfectly equipped for the daily demands of everyday life.

Selected materials, a touch of nostalgia and thought out to the smallest detail promise not only a vintage feeling of a special kind, but also a piece of German craftsmanship. Quality instead of quantity. Special instead of ordinary.

  • LE MANS 1952 chronograph
  • 3 bracelets of your choice
  • watch box
  • strap changing tool
  • spare spring bars
  • card holder
  • Warranty card

Keywords: chronograph | mens chronograph | retro chronograph | vintage chronograph | vintage wristwatch | vintage design | retro design | mens wristwatch | classic wristwatch | mens watch | quartz | quartz

collection: le mans 1952
LIMITATION: 500 pieces
type: automatic
movement: sea-gull ST1940
DRIVE: automatic movement with gear wheel and 21.600 vibrations / hour
GEAR RESERVE: ca. 36 hours
FUNCTIONS: chronograph
display: hour, minute, permanent second, central stop second, 30-minute-stopper, tachymeter, telemeter
CASE: 316L stainless steel
HOUSING: screwed stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal
case diameter: 40 mm
case length: 48 mm
case height incl. Glass: 15 mm
band lug: 20 mm
WEIGHT: 75 g
waterproofing: 10ATM / 100m
GLASS: scratch-resistant, domed and inside anti-reflective sapphire crystal
dial color: white
WARRANTY: 2 years

Functionality meets aesthetics

The polished stainless steel case (316L) with rectangular pushers has a diameter of 40mm, feels sturdy and high quality on the wrist, and is also, for both women and men, comfortable and pleasant to wear. With the elegant design and fascinating look, this watch is an eye-catching and modern classic for any occasion, no matter if you are in the office, at the dinner party or at leisure time.

The watch is water resistant to 10ATM (100 meters) and can be worn for almost all activities. To meet the requirements of a watch suitable for daily use, we have chosen a high quality domed sapphire crystal with the best scratch resistance. The curvature also gives the glass a vintage character and for good visibility, the glass interior is double anti-reflective. The clear, matte, white dial embodies the typical earlier times, as well as the polished dolphin hands. Hand applied raised indexes in case color add volume to the dial.

The chronograph convinces with its elegant and sporty design and has several useful functions. in addition to the 30-minute stop function, the blue tachymeter scale offers the possibility to measure speeds. the red telemeter scale can also be used to measure distances. Through the sapphire crystal caseback you can watch the sea-gull ST1940 automatic movement at work, a piece of real watchmaking art for your wrist. The automatic movement, derived from an old swiss movement, accompanies you through thick and thin – quietly, reliably and precisely.

We believe timepieces should be exclusive and not mass produced. We want to create unique watches. Quality instead of quantity. Special instead of ordinary. Therefore, the vintro le mans 1952 chronograph will be limited to a number of 500 pieces. So you can be sure that you own a wristwatch that is rare and special and can be worn with peace of mind, simply something unique.

Sea-gull ST1940

Movement: sea-gull ST1940

Winding: automatic movement with switching wheel and 21.600 half oscillations / hour

power reserve: ca. 36 hours

accuracy: ± 20 sec./day

Functions: hour, minute, permanent second, chronograph with 30-minute stop function, telemeter scale, tachymeter scale

For the automatic version we have chosen a special movement with a great and long tradition. The sea-gull ST1940 is based on an old swiss movement, the venus 175. Originally, the venus 175 was developed and manufactured by fabrique d’ebauches venus SA in moutier between 1940 and the early 1960s. It has been used in several high end chronographs such as. Used to the breitling chronograph and the breitling top time chronograph.

In the 60’s venus decided to develop a new movement to replace the 175. To raise the capital for this, the company sold all the rights and tools needed to produce the venus 175 to the Chinese military, who from then on produced movements for their air force. Later this movement was commercialized as the sea-gull ST19 series.

The caliber ST1940 used is a modified automatic version, a precise, reliable and modern movement with a switching wheel. Because of the tradition and origin of the ST1940, it has the robustness and accuracy of the venus 175, which is why we chose it for our watch.

Everything you need

Your new automatic chronograph will be delivered in an all-round carefree package. in addition to the high quality leatherette box and the practical credit card holder, you will also receive a strap changing tool and replacement spring bars. In addition, you will receive 3 bracelets of your choice.

All our watch straps are comfortable and luxurious, made of genuine premium leather and high quality nylon, which guarantees a perfect fit. All leather, textile, mesh and nylon straps are equipped with a quick-change system for fast and easy strap replacement. Changing a bracelet has never been so easy.

Le mans 1952:

"he looks at the clock, only a few minutes to the start. It is always fascinating, even after so many races, this feeling remains. Whether as a little bub in a soapbox or today with 250 hp. That sinking feeling. That tingling in the stomach area. This uncertainty. Only 4 minutes to go. Will the technology work?? Will it live up to the technology? The second hand makes its rounds. 3 minutes to go. The creeping second always had a calming effect on him. Back then already on the strong wrist of his father. Today it should bring him luck. With the words "my boy, time passes, memories remain, enjoy every moment" his father had strapped the watch on him. Still 1 minute. Anticipation has replaced nervousness. Now it is only a matter of enjoying the moment. Only the car, the road and him. He is ready. Ready to collect memories. Ready to make history."

Our collection: le mans 1952 chronograph

Since the beginning of the postwar period, chronographs have been designed not only for military purposes, but also for motor sports. Many classic designs were created that are still timeless today and make many collectors’ hearts beat faster. Inspired by this era, the design of our chronograph was created. We appreciate these chronographs for their beautiful dials that provide a wealth of information and are both elegant and sporty. our bicompax chronograph is named after the legendary le mans 24 hour race. In 1952, hermann lang and fritz riess were the first and last germans to win this race in a mercedes 300SL (W-194 series). motorsport has long been influenced by swabian engineering and we still believe that swabian skills can change everything. For this reason, our watches are manufactured in southern germany. The carefully selected materials and precise workmanship make our watches absolutely suitable for everyday use and your long-lasting companion.

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