Bring a Loupe: Special Instagram Picks, From A Tag Heuer For The Marine Nationale To A Full-Set Universal Geneve

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A Rolex Red Sub Reference 1680 With Patinated Bezel

A blurred bezel can truly change the presence of a watch, as you can see from quite a few vintage GMT Masters. Be that as it may, it additionally applies to other Rolex sport models, as demonstrated by this “Red” Sub with a breathtaking apparition bezel. Its dim tone truly makes the red line of the Mk4 dial pop. There is a decent asset on “Red dial” forms here , showing how uncommon those are in comparison to the later “white” dials. This Sub has a Triplock crown (unmistakable by its bigger size and three spots on its tip), which might be original – as Rolex’s move from Twinlock to Triplock dates from 1972, exactly the same year this watch was made.

This Submariner is offered by a U.S. vendor for $14,500 on his Instagram page , and you can likewise see it on his website .

A Rare Tag Heuer Marine Nationale With Lume Dial

The French Marine Nationale didn’t restrict its providers for plunge watches to Tudor – they attempted numerous other options, including Tag Heuer and this reference 980.113. Harking back to the 1980s, it was clearly a cheaper choice than the Tudor Snowflake. This 36 mm Tag has a quartz development, and it offers a highly unordinary full lume dial. This is obviously a takeoff from the standard act of applying lume to the hands and dial lists alone, however it demonstrated sufficient for the French Navy just as James Bond, who wore a comparable watch in The Living Daylights (with a dark PVD-covered case, consequently the slightly unique reference, 980.031). Likewise with any MN-provided watch, you should take a gander at the inscriptions working on it back; here the style and scope of the 883XXX sequential matches other authentic MN examples.

The posting for this uncommon Tag Heuer can be found on the UK merchant’s website , or on his Instagram page .

A Unique Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveler

“A Micro-Rotor For The Jet Set” – this was the depiction of the Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveler when Ben reviewed it . The chronometer-affirmed development presents for sure the highly respected miniature rotor characteristic of the brand, with a straightforward and viable 24-hour sign of home time in the window at 9 o’clock. This watch comes with a twist: it is in reality a unique piece with a custom dial. Furthermore, this extraordinary request was very well designed, the vertically brushed brown dial standing out pleasantly from the white-gold case. The merchant hasn’t gave a development picture yet to give you a thought, here’s an image from Ben’s review.

A U.S. gatherer is offering his custom Galet Traveler here ; the watch comes full set, in an extraordinary condition.

A Dressy Patek Philippe Reference 2569

Our take a gander at the absolute most awesome aspect Instagram would not be complete without a dressy Patek, and we have quite recently the thing: this reference 2569. This piece is exceptionally illustrative of the class that Patek reached in the last part of the 1950s, offering a 35.5 mm size still important today. I particularly like that the dial comes with applied numerals, which remove a portion of the proper feel that the watch might have had otherwise. Furthermore, as with so numerous Pateks from that time, the sub-register for the running seconds is impeccably proportioned, and the beautiful lines of the drags show the consideration given to case design.

A previous visitor of Talking Watches is offering this staggering Patek here .

An Oversized Sigma Bienne With Gilt Dial

Not much can be discovered online about Sigma, with the exception of some vintage advertisements – yet the watch merits a long look, for its sheer size (the rectangular case being 52 mm long!) and its alluring dark dial. The last is depicted as plated, from the printed gold text style standing apart from the lustrous dark completion. The hands and numerals nearly have a Breguet feel to them, and appropriately top off the length of a case suggestive of a vintage Cartier Tank Allongee.

A Spanish vendor is offering this appealing Sigma for 1,250 euros (or around $1,500) here .

A Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Reference 222100-2, With Original Box And Papers

Regular HODINKEE perusers and vintage watch darlings as a rule will all perceive the Tri-Compax from Universal Geneve – a triple schedule moonphase chronograph in a 35 mm case. It is quite an adventure to make the dial of a watch with such countless complications look generally cleaned up, and considerably more great to achieve such an excellent congruity and decipherability. As you might have seen, the reference 222100 has been a top pick of BAL for its brushed silver dial (unique to this reference). This is vintage UG at its best; this one is offered with the original box and papers.

An Italian vendor is offering this full set Tri-Compax for 20,000 euros (or around $22,150 ). You can locate another in Italy , however without the crate and papers – so it should come at a more amiable cost tag.