|Diameter:||39.30 mm (17 ligne)|
|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|
Clockwise Balance Cock
|Production: 1932 – 1963|
Valjoux Cal. 61 VBB is a pocket watch column wheel chronograph movement. Introduced around 1932, it was produced through the 1963. It featured a six-column wheel to control the chronograph function. The chronograph used a central seconds hand with a 30 minute counter.
This was a mono-pusher design, with the chronograph controlled by a pushbutton located coaxially inside the crown. This single button starts, stops, and resets the chronograph timer in order.
This is a “lépine” pocketwatch movement, with the small seconds placed on the same axis as the winding crown. In a pocketwatch, this would place the small seconds at 6:00 with the winding crown at 12:00. The image above would show its placement in a wristwatch, with the winding crown at 3:00 and the small seconds at 9:00.