Steel Revue-Sport Vintage Wristwatch, 1930's
A rare steel mid-size patented tonneau-shaped manually wound wristwatch used by Several of the worlds Military and favoured by sportsman at the time, very robust, with an inner case as added protection - A Rare opportunity to own and wear a 1930's watch - Small by totay's standards 28mmx38mm case - Presented in excellent order.
The Revue Sport
the watch that fell from the sky...
and still worked
At the end of the 1930s, Revue Thommen developed a particularly stable and shock-resistant watch. Demonstrations showed that Revue Sport watches could fall out of an airplane from a great height and still be functional after the impact. This made the watch known all over the world. The waterproof, antimagnetic Revue with its anti-shock spring was universally prized by mountaineers, skiers and endurance athletes for its technological innovations, keeping the watch in production until the turn of the millennium. The watch (“accurate and solid”) was used by various armies as a service and officer’s watch.
In the British Army, the Swiss Revue Sport was known under the Vertex brand. The German army avoided using a brand name for their service watches – sometimes Revue Sport was used.