Here for a lucky new owner is a rare Darris chronograph manual wind mechanical watch. One of the brands that did not survive the quartz crisis of the 70s, the thing that stands out the most is of course the dial. The dial was produced by Singer, and was most famously used on the Rolex Daytona'Paul Newman'. This panda dial has the characteristic hash markers and step in both of the sub-dials, identical to the unmistakeable marks on a 62XX Daytona.This also has the inner multitrack in Red, like the Daytona. Another brand that you may be able to find a little more readily with almost the exact same dial is the Vulcain chronograph. This is powered by a Valjoux manual wind movement, which I have included a picture of.
The movement runs very strongly, and when wound up you can hear it working away. It feels extremely solid and reassuring to wind, with minimal play. The chronograph hand runs perfectly and resets to 12 o'clock. The pushers are also equally tight and starts and resets the chronograph with ease.
The case is 37-38mm in diameter not including the crown, and the lug width is 18mm. It comes with a buttery smooth and soft genuine leather strap in a grey/taupe colour, with contrasting stitching. The caseback has some cool Olympic torch engraving.The case is in extremely good condition, minimal polishing, and the back of the lugs don't have the scratches from multiple strap changes. Do examine all the pictures carefully as they form part of the description.
More pictures available on request. Thanks for checking out my listing.