We are very proud to offer this extremely rare Cyma Ultraspeed Chronometer. There are very few known examples with this case and dial design. Well preserved ones such as being offered are almost never available for sale.
This 1968 example features an unpolished stainless steel 35.5mm (38mm lug to lug) tonneau cushion case. Synchron a Swiss holding company which derived from ASUAG was founded in 1968 to manage Cyma along with Doxa and Ernest Borel. This watch is historically significant in that it came out during the transition period, possessing a Cyma Logo branded dial, with the Synchron era Cyma branded crown. Also features original slightly domed acrylic crystal which has no significant visible scratches and has excellent clarity.
The original untouched platinum tone linen dial of the watch features a highly sought-after crosshair design feature as well as “chronometre” written in an elegant and not imposing reduced font. The bi-tone black and mirror polished steel original stick style hands and hour markers are elegant, sporty and legible simultaneously. The brand-new gray Italian suede B&R Bands strap perfectly complements the finish of the dial, and the classic white stitching emphasizes the date window negative space perfectly.
The rarely available Cyma 72 high-frequency 36k beats per hour automatic movement is in excellent working order and keeping wonderful time. It was regulated by an over 40-year master watchmaker prior to sale. The movement also features a quickset function for the 6 o’clock position date with a spring-loaded crown action which is very smooth and easy to operate. The second hand almost floats across in a tranquil and mesmerizing way induced by the “Ultraspeed” movement.
The development of high beat movements was a joint effort between several companies but they all finished with slight distinctions so that parts could not be swapped. For a watch seemingly so simple to the untrained eye, nothing is basic or common. The movement finishing is superior to other high-frequency movements during that period from such better-known manufacturers as Girard Perregaux and Zenith.