Wittnauer 242t


1960’s stainless steel case chronograph by Wittnauer-Longines. The watch that followed the 235t and was believed for a long time – until 2019 – to be the one tested by NASA for the space flights, probably because of its similarities with the Omega Speedmaster. Its dial design is in fact more original than the Speedmaster’s, which is of course a total masterpiece but more essential and matter of fact. Here, with the inner dots circle recalling a planetarium and the “professional chronograph” circling the below counter, we can almost say that this dial has a sort of a Jugendstil feeling. And the big lollipop is the icing on the cake.

Overall Condition:

The watch is in gorgeous conditions. The overall matching patina has a breathtaking dark tone. Case seems to be unpolished. Also rare to find it with its bracelet which original design “prolongs” the patterns seen on the case/dial.


38mm without crown


Valjoux 72