Buren ‘Grand Prix’ Cal. 382 vintage calendar wristwatch, circa 1955
A stainless steel manually wound triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases and German language day and month
Buren introduced their 380 series calibres in 1953 and the cal. 382 included a calendar module with provision for moon phases. Quick and easy to adjust, there are four integrated pushers to the case sides for independently advancing, when required, the days of the week, months, date and moon-phases. Whilst the watch is running all calendar functions will advance at midnight. As this is a so-called ‘simple’ calendar watch, the months require manual advancement on the first day of each month. Many calendar watches of the period were produced in chromed cases but this model has both a steel upper case with substantial flared lugs and steel snap-on back. The dial is handsomely configured with raised Arabic numerals. There are a few scuffs to the dial and the case also has light scuffs/scratches from wear, the winding crown is a replacement.
[M] Buren calibre 382 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic numerals, apertures for German language day and month, outer date ring with central red-tipped date indicator hand, aperture for moon phases combined with engine-turned subsidiary seconds [C] stainless steel case, flared lugs with chamfered edges, snap-on case back, replacement winding crown [S] dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 42mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 11mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough fitted presentation box will accompany this watch.