|Diameter:||31.0 mm (14 ligne)|
|Vénus Cal. 188||Complications:||2-Button, Cam Switching Chronograph, 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: 1948 – 1969|
The Venus Cal. 188 is a cam-switching chronograph movement introduced in 1948 and the forerunner of today’s ETA/Valjoux 7750 family. It was a revolutionary movement, much cheaper to produce than contemporary column wheel movements, yet still full featured.
Cal. 188 features small seconds at 9:00 and a 30 minute chronograph counter at 3:00.
Cal. 188 was introduced in 1948 and updated around 1953. It was improved and re-launched as Valjoux Cal. 7730 in 1969.Images are taken from official publications and are used here for commentary and educational purposes. Copyright is held by the original owner as noted.