Christmas found: Chronomètre Royal ref. 6161

Enjoy !Christmas found: Chronomètre Royal ref. 6161
Spectacular Berny!
12/21/2011 - 23:56
Never thought I'd see one outside the auction catalog.  A real special piece, congratulations and tell us more...late 50's?
Thank you
12/22/2011 - 02:36
I will get the watch opened to get the serial numbers in order to identify it. The bracelet is a Gay frères. I hope you and your family are well, All the best to my fellow loungers, Berny
the guillochage on the bracelet and dial are the same? how
12/22/2011 - 10:10
chic! Please post more scans
Re: Christmas found: Chronomètre Royal ref. 6161
12/22/2011 - 10:25
Bravo, what a rare piece you have found. A real Xmas treat. I love it. Merry Christmas to all.
Thank you all and merry Christmas !
12/23/2011 - 11:56
Thank you for your compliments ! Merry Christmas ! Berny
Congrats, Berny! You've been a good boy this year ;-)
12/22/2011 - 12:06
May it only tick away happy moments for you! Merrrrrrry Xmas!
Re: Congrats, Berny! You've been a good boy this year ;-)
12/23/2011 - 11:59
Not so sure. All the best to you and your family ! Berny
what a beautiful Christmas present. How about a wrist shot?
12/22/2011 - 12:45
nt
Unfortunately, my wrist is too big...
12/22/2011 - 15:43
...the choice is simple: loose weight or wear a strap...For the new year's resolutions: I will try to lose weigh but I rather like crocodile straps anyway... All the bet to my fellow loungers, Berny
Have a wonderful Christmas Berny...
12/22/2011 - 13:22
This lovely watch marks the start to a wonderful Christmas holiday. Thank you for sharing it so soon - it would be nice to have a few more scans in due course. Best wishes Tony
Re: Have a wonderful Christmas Berny...
12/23/2011 - 12:00
Thanks for your kind words ! Berny
Some more scans before restoration
12/22/2011 - 15:50
I say loose weight! shame not to wear that bracelet!
12/22/2011 - 16:10
nt
Re: Some more scans before restoration
12/22/2011 - 16:55
Congratulations on a cool beauty!  That was a real coup. Wear it in the best of health. When I saw the zoomed picture, a question popped up for fellow loungers inthe knowhow - my daugther's IWC has similar dark brown changes to the gold (much less visible but still there), probably some type of process in the metal. Does anybody know if there is a way to remove them without sending the watch to the spa?  Especially as it works perfectly, I can't go through the hassle of sending it out and waiting for ages to return. Best to all, Marko
Jewelers Cloth (nt)
12/22/2011 - 17:24

nt

thanks!
12/22/2011 - 22:11
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wow, love that case and dial, and how the bracelet integrates with...
12/24/2011 - 04:21
the case .. congrats and wear in the pink of health.yes