The Vintage Rare Lemania Chronometre with Breguet style numerals will be going under the hammer at Sterling Vault on 8th December. The historic Swiss manufacturer was founded in 1884 by Alfred Lugrin, who honed his craft working for Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier.

Vintage Rare Lemania Chronometre, circular black porcelain dial with Breguet style numerals, twin register chronograph with marquise pusher, outer seconds track, inner spiralled counter, 37mm 18ct hinged case with oversized crown, inner case back stamped 18k and numbered, Lemania signed 632 movement, on a tan leather strap Vintage Rare Lemania Chronometre, circular black porcelain dial with Breguet style numerals, twin register chronograph with marquise pusher, outer seconds track, inner spiralled counter, 37mm 18ct hinged case with oversized crown, inner case back stamped 18k and numbered, Lemania signed 632 movement, on a tan leather strap

The Lemania brand is associated with watch innovation, in 1962, the Lemania Calibre 1873 (Omega Calibre 861) was selected by NASA for manned space flights and on 21st  July 1969, it adorned the wrist of Neil Armstrong as he made man's first steps on the moon.

After financial struggles occurred with the introduction of electronic watches in the 1970s, the company changed their name several times until it was acquired in 1991 by Breguet.

The watch on sale at Sterling Vault is a rare Lemania Chronometre, circular black porcelain dial with Breguet style numerals and a twin register chronograph and is estimated at £3 000-5 000, which could be a modest guide price considering the rarity of the piece.

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