Gallet Dato Compax***Triple Date Val 72C***1960's
GALLET Vintage Valjoux 72C Dato-Compax Rare Black Dial Triple Date Chronograph, 1960’s
Serial # 998
Circa: 1960’s

DESCRIPTION: Gallet Vintage Dato-Compax Triple Date Chronograph, Valjoux 72C, Three Counter Chronograph and Triple Calendar, Circa 1960’s

MOVEMENT: Caliber Valjoux 72C, Manual-wound column wheel chronograph movement, 17 jewels. Signed Gallet & Co

DIAL: Black dial with three subcounter. Central day and month windows as well as date indication on the periphery of the dial. Baton hour markers with Arabic numeral 12.

CASE: 36mm, Stainless Steel with pump pushers and correctors at 10 o’clock and 8:30.



Gallet apparently traces back its history in watchmaking back to 1466 when Humbertus Gallet became a citizen of Geneva as a watchmaker of trade. Gallet was primarily known for its chronographs and developments in the mass markets of this mechanism. It was also known for its collaborative efforts with Excelsior Park.
Introduced in 1941, the Multichron Pilot quickly became Gallet‘s most popular chronograph. With its telemeter and tachymeter indications and a rotating 12-hour ‘time zone’ bezel, it became the ideal watch for traveling or racing. These chronographs were mainly fitted with the Excelsior Park movements and when out of supply the Valjoux 72 movement was the ideal replacement. The Valjoux 72C was the triple date chronograph version of this movement. The Valjoux 72C is fitted within some of the most collectible and highly sought after timepieces in the world today.