|Diameter:||31.0 mm (14 ligne)|
|Complications:||2-Button, 7-Column Chronograph, Chronograph, Column Wheel Chronograph|
|Hands:||30 Minute Chronograph Hand at 3:00, 45 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: 1942 – 1960|
The Venus 175 is the basic model of a family of column wheel chronograph movements from Venus. Produced in the 1940s and 1950s, the Venus 175 and Venus 176 are similar apart from the bevel on the edge of the 175 version. Both feature a 30 or 45 minute chronograph counter at 3:00.
Cal. 175 was launched about 1942, substantially modified in 1949, and retired about 1960. After production ended, Venus sold the machinery and rights to Cal. 175 to the Tianjin Watch Factory in China. This became the basis for the Sea-Gull ST19.
Maurice Lacroix based their 23-jewel Cal. ML 36 on the Venus 175.
Venus 175 Family
|Hour Counter||Venus 178||Venus 185|
|Date, Hour Counter||Venus 183||Venus 189|
|Date, Moon Phase, Hour Counter||Venus 184||Venus 190|
|Calendar, Moon Phase||Venus 198||Venus 205|
|Calendar, Hour Counter||Venus 192||Venus 193|
More detail on the history of Vénus is available in the Grail Watch article, “The Rise of Vénus, Legendary Chronograph Maker“Images are taken from official publications and are used here for commentary and educational purposes. Copyright is held by the original owner as noted.