Up for grabs is a stunning and rare Bovet Monorattrapante chronograph produced during the 1940s. This watch is particularly rare, as it is the 38mm steel version (many were housed in smaller chromed case), featuring a waterproof snap-back case, labeled “impermeable” and big and firm pump pushers. The dial is a glossy gilt dial with radium markers and numerals.
This Bovet Monorattrapante is in excellent vintage condition. The case does not show signs of overpolishing, and is possibly unpolished. The dial still maintains most of its gloss, with light “matting” setting, consistent with the aging of these dials. The original radium lume is still present in both dial and hands, aging to a yellow patina color in the hands, and a darker yellow on the dial, and still reading strongly on a geiger meter.