Waldan International Retro Alarm

This timepiece is equipped with a 1970-1974 Vintage Retro Alarm caliber AS 1931 movement. This 21,600 BPH manual wind movement has 17 jewels. Approximately 330,000 units of this movement were produced between 1970 and 1974. Waldan International has recently been able to secure only 150 pieces of this movement in new old stock condition (NOS). The white porcelain enamel dial features a date aperture at 3’o clock. The RETRO ALARM is available in a two piece solid 18K gold case measuring 38mm diameter and is also available without date function.

Technical details

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, alarm

Movement
1970-1974 Vintage Retro Alarm calibre AS 1931 movement
17 jewels manual wind
21,600vph (vibrations per hour)
Incabloc shock absorption
Polished screws
Rose coloured brass plates, flat self compensating Nivarox hairspring
Glucydur balance
Two barrels
11-1/2 ligne, 25.6mm diameter
Alarm sounds for 13 seconds with a full wind

Case
Two piece massive 18K rose gold
18K gold pressure case-back. (Screw back not possible because alarm hammer rings on a post attached to the back of case.)
Two step fluted bezel
38mm diameter
2 knurled crowns at 2 and 4 o’clock
One crown for time
Date setting and winding, the other crown for alarm winding and setting
Fluted straight lugs
Contoured sapphire crystal
12mm thick from center

Dial
White porcelain enamel dial with black painted Breguet Arabic numerals
Dial signed Waldan International
Aperture for Date at 3 o’clock, and red center snake hand for alarm time
Mercedes gold hands with tritium coating

Straps
Available on black or brown genuine crocodile padded straps manufactured in France or on a massive 18K gold bracelet
Straps come with 18K gold buckle or optional 18K deployment clasp
19mm lug width

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