DESOTOS CHRONOGRAPH VALJOUX 72 PANDA DIAL
Desotos was a watch brand produced by Georges Gay SA of Les Bioux, Switzerland, from the 1960s to the 1980s. It gained recognition as a pioneer in using assembly line methods for producing chronographs. The brand expanded to include ladies watches but focused primarily on chronographs during the quartz crisis. In 1988, Claude Meylan purchased Desotos and re-launched it under his own name. This acquisition marked a significant milestone in the brand’s history and continues to showcase the legacy of Swiss watchmaking.
This Desotos chronograph is a remarkable example of this uncommon timepiece. Produced around the 1970s, this watch embodies Desotos’ dedication to crafting exceptional chronograph wristwatches. With its 40mm pump pushers waterproof stainless steel case, a refined Valjoux 72 caliber movement, and a captivating panda dial adorned with the elegant Dedotos logo, this vintage chronograph is truly a stunning timepiece to wear and appreciate. The watch is in excellent overall condition. The caliber operates flawlessly, ensuring accurate timekeeping. The case appears to be untouched, retaining its original charm. The dial is immaculate, exhibiting no signs of aging, and the lume plots remain intact, further enhancing its appeal. Its combination of design, craftsmanship, and impeccable condition makes this vintage Desotos a truly remarkable vintage chronograph, perfect for both wearing and admiring.
Diameter 40mm , circa 1970’s.