The black dial is in excellent condition and features white indexes, white "leaf" hour and minute hands, 2 registers (a seconds sub-dial and a 45 mn sub-dial). The dial is in pristine condition. The case measures 34,5mm without the crown and is in excellent condition (just some signs of normal wear).Some people have asked me about the hands (the leaf shape and coating). To me, the coating has clearly been redone. As far as the leaf shape is concerned, it seems consistent with the previous black dial model (Multichron 30m) which featured white leaf-shaped hands. So they might very well be original but recoated (I have a picture of the Multichron 30m from a 1940s advertisement, I will send it to you via message if requested - I cannot post any more pictures).
The watch features a plexiglass glass in perfect condition. The watch is fitted with a brown vintage leather strap (lug width is 18mm).
The caseback is in stainless steel signed « Gallet & Co », the watch is fitted with the Landeron cal. 48 based manual wind Caliber signed by Gallet JXR (Racine & Co).For those who are not familiar with Gallet & Co, « Racine & Co - JXR» is the US operation arm of Gallet overseas. The watch has been tested recently and works smoothly (+72 sec/day). The Chronograph, seconds, and the minute register work perfectly. The watch is in an overall stunning condition. You can find a 30 seconds run of the Chronograph on Youtube , type: alf gallet. Please feel free to ask any question you may have. As for the rest, if you are here, you more than likely already know about the amazing history of Gallet and the place it holds within the Horologery world. The number of patents, innovations, « firsts » and awards it has received over time is simply mind boggling. From creating the very first wrist Chronograph watch, to being tagged the Presidentss watch at some point in time (Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower), to doubling the BPH escapement, among other things, Gallet has created a unique history for itself and I encourage you to read on it if you have the opportunity. The item "Rare Chronograph Gallet Multichron 45M (black Dial Vintage Watch Montre 1942)" is in sale since Thursday, September 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Bijoux, montres\Montres, pièces, accessoires\Montres classiques". The seller is "redlippi" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.