Movement: Unsigned manual wind Landeron 47 movement with column wheel.
Case: Rose gold, slightly pitted on case back, but in otherwise good condition. 37.5mm
Dial: Rose gold "ton sur ton" dial with tachymeter, minute and seconds registers at 3 and 9 o'clock
Chronographe Suisse was a moniker given to watches made by various Swiss manufactures for the tourist market. Something of a catch-all label, Chronographe Suisse also outsourced chronograph movements to various brands. Affordability was the watchword of Chronographe Suisse, but they nevertheless equipped their watches with venerable unsigned Landeron, Venus, or even Valjoux movements.
Chronographe Suisse enjoyed its heyday in the 1940s to the 1960s. The present watch dates from the 1940s and is a rare surviving example of an 18k rose gold case. As Chronographe Suisse used sheet gold for their cases (affordability being a concern), the gold can be somewhat thin; however, given the age of this piece, it is in good condition and would make a handsome addition to a vintage collection.