Solvil et Titus was founded in 1887 by Paul Ditisheim, a very well known watchmaker and inventor in the Swiss watch industry in his time. After his retirement in 1929, Solvil et Titus was handed to Paul-B Vogel, a Swiss industrialist and chairman of the Salon Montres et Bijoux (the Watch and Jewelry's Fair), the most prestigious association of Swiss watch manufacturers and jewelers of the time. Between 1950 and 1970, as the watch market was rapidly growing the Société des Garde-Temps SA (SGT) was founded , and Solvil et Titus became one of the most important members of this group.
It's not often you have the chance to see a solid 18kt rose gold Titus chronograph from that era, in almost NOS condition!!And with an unusual large case at 38mm excluding the crown.Beautiful silk-matte vanilla dial in excellent condition, hosts a Tachymeter, a Telemeter scale and two subdials, one for the seconds and a 30 minute register.Blue hour, minute and subdial hands in excellent condition as well.Hand wound and perfectly running Landeron 48 movement. Power reserve: 41 hours, 17 jewels at 18.000bph.Comes with a new dark brown, handmade, Jean Paul Meniccuci leather strap.Gold Titus chronographs are one of the most highly sought-after timepieces and in unworn condition, this timepiece is a superb asset for the serious collector!!One year warranty on the movement comes with this timepiece.