|Complications:||6-Column Chronograph, Chronograph, Column Wheel Chronograph, Monopusher Chronograph|
|Hands:||30 Minute Chronograph Hand at 3:00, Central 60 Second Chronograph Hand, Central Hour Hand, Central Minute Hand, Small Seconds Hand at 9:00|
|Distinguishing Technical Characteristics|
Counter-Clockwise Balance Cock
|Production: 1925 – 1936|
Universal produced monopusher chronograph wristwatches using four distinct movements: A 15.25”’ movement with a pusher co-axial with the crown at 3:00, a 16.75”’ movement with the pusher at 6:00, this 16”’ movement with the pusher at 2:00, and a 14.5”’ movement with the pusher at 2:00. It is likely that the latter three movements were produced by Martel, since they share some design characteristics with later movements produced by the company. The 14.5, 16, and 16.75 ligne movements all bear a strong resemblance and were likely related designs.
The 16 ligne chronograph moves the button from between the lugs at 6:00 to the more-modern 2:00 position on the dial. It appears to have been produced in the 1920s, as pushers at 2:00 became more standard.Images are taken from official publications and are used here for commentary and educational purposes. Copyright is held by the original owner as noted.