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Old 07-10-2019, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how unusual this is, but thought I'd share the story.............Jean Lassale was a Swiss watchmaker that won many awards in the 70ís. Their focus was to make the worlds thinnest mechanical movement. The Calibre 1200 was 1.2mm in thickness. The Company had won awards for it. Their business history was short and complicated, it involved a collaboration with Omega and then LaSalle eventually went bankrupt. The rights to the Calibre 1200 eventually wound up in Cartierís hands. Cartier then sold these movements to other renown watchmakers such as Vacheron Constantine. The Vacheron movements were then called the 1160 (mechanical) and the 1170 (automatic). Seiko bought Lassale, but not the rights to the movement as I understand it. Seikoís goal was to enter the luxury end of the watchmaking business and with the keeping of making thin watches, but this time in quartz. It didnít last long for Seiko and they soon scrapped the idea.
In 1997, my brother bought me a quartz Lassale for Christmas that year..It stunned me. My brother was a struggling musician back in the day and he didnít have much money and I then discovered it had cost $700 ( in 1997). I told him to take it back and that I didnít need that nice of a watch, he refused. He later died just before Christmas the following year..... The watch still runs and 22 years later it keeps perfect time.

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Old 07-10-2019, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Up to your post I only knew that Seiko owned Lasalle. Thanks for yet another piece of horology information!
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Such a terrific history lesson but also story behind this beauty Voyager.

Thanks so so much for showing it to us, and sharing why it's so special.

It's amazing the companies, and brands that have come, and gone within
this hobby over the year. We are always learning every day ! Thank you !!!
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Yes thank you for sharing it is always good to learn some background information. A stunning watch you have there too BTW with obviously a lot of sentimental value.

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