Bring a Loupe: Vintage Chronographs And Dive Watches From Universal Geneve, Breitling, Lip, And Others

A Breitling Top Time Reference 7656 – A Large Reverse Panda

Breitling presented the Top Time line during the 1960s to speak to a more youthful market; therefore those watches highlighted more lively dials than their instrument watch partners, including the Navitimer. This Top Time reference 7656 offers a similar incredible opposite panda dial that can be figured out all through the Top Time range. A late release, it comes in an uncommon 42 mm case, versus 38 mm for the prior version. This size increment takes into consideration an extra 12-hour bezel that can be utilized to follow a subsequent time region. Notwithstanding the defective photos of the eBay posting, the watch here shows up in an extraordinary condition, with a sharp case and a shocking dial.

At the hour of distributing, offering on eBay was simply more than $5,000 here .

A Universal Geneve Compax Reference 12324 – An Outstanding Case In Rose Gold

This is Universal Geneve at its best, a superbly rich chronograph in rose gold from the 1940s. You can really locate a comparable model in the reference book by Pietro Sala, aside from the one here highlights a lot more uncommon throb scale. The case is totally surprising, with unordinary faceted hauls. Its reference number, 12324, gives a shorthand depiction of the watch: the principal digit 1 represents a case in gold, the subsequent digit portrays a chronograph while the third demonstrates that this case houses a type 283. Also, the last two digits allude to this staggering case plan. I don’t think much else can be said about this staggering looking vintage watch; its a piece of horological craftsmanship that truly represents itself.

The Italian seller Casowatches is offering this staggering UG here .

An Enicar Sherpa Graph Reference 072-02-01 With Valjoux 72

Vintage Enicar chronographs are truly hot at the present time, accomplishing expanding costs, and this late Sherpa Graph shows why. It displays precisely what authorities like about Enicar: a cool look and a truly wearable 40 mm case with intriguing carries. The orange contacts stand apart well on the dial, particularly the long chronograph seconds hand. What’s more, obviously, this chono offers the notable Valjoux 72 – at this point you presumably thoroughly understand this work-horse development. Note here that the patina appears to be somewhat lopsided between the distinctive lists, yet it stays nonetheless an extremely alluring piece.

An Enicar gatherer is selling his Sherpa Graph on Instagram here .

A Lip Nautic-Ski Reference 42612, The French Diver With A Super Compressor Case

You presumably think calling a jump watch the “Nautic-Ski” is very odd. The name originates from the enthusiasm that the CEO of the French company Lip had for skiing. This watch was dispatched in 1967 for the 100th commemoration of the company, and was a wonder of designing at that point, with an electro-mechanical development and 200 m water obstruction. The last was really accomplished through a selective case offered by Piquerez, which held the patent for the super compressor standard (the utilization of water tension on the gasket to seal the case). The Nautic Ski was offered in a few tones after the recommendation of a French style fashioner, with dials in dim, orange, violet, blue, and, among the most extraordinary models, green with those unordinary Arabic numerals. I would have anticipated that the handset should be in its trademark bolt shape, albeit the implement hands are likewise workable for this model from Lip, and the patinated lume here appears to demonstrate they were mounted on the watch from the start.

You can locate this uncommon jumper on eBay here ; at the hour of distributing offering was still beneath $900.

A Blancpain Grande Date Aqua Lung Reference 2850B – A Dressy Diver

This Blancpain Aqua Lung is clearly not a vintage watch, as it was dispatched as a 2,005-piece restricted version in the last part of the 2000s. As the vender takes note of, this 40vmm reference is renowned for being among Vladimir Putin’s number one pieces, as we had covered here . It may likewise be one of the uncommon hybrids between a jump watch and a dress watch, with a lively dial however a more rich case – and still waterproof to 100M and prepared to take a plunge with its elastic tie (however obviously the shortfall of a planning bezel implies that, carefully talking, this can’t be known as a plunge watch). Its programmed type 6950 offers a huge date in accordance with the outrageous neatness of the watch; the two circles change immediately at 12 PM, a brief move that requires a great deal of energy from the development. Curiously, here the dealer additionally centers around the hand completing of the development, an element very unforeseen in a lively watch.

You can discover this Aqua Lung recorded on a Singaporean gathering for S$6,600 (or around $4,850) here ; it comes with the first box and ongoing help papers. Just thing, as referenced in the posting: the first full hands were supplanted by some skeleton hands from Blancpain; this is most likely a reversible operation.

Bidder Beware – Another Fake Tudor Monte Carlo, This Time A Fraudulent Reference 7032

Let’s rapidly spot three things that will expose this phony Tudor. In the first place, the hands are excessively short: the moment hand ought not stop before the track, yet marginally cover it; same for the hour hand – the chronograph hands don’t show the right shape. Furthermore, the records around the sub-dials should mix into them, and not be put altogether outside of them. In conclusion, the textual style of “Tudor” is inaccurate, the last letter R shows you that – it should end with a bend rather than a straight line. This dial commits numerous different offenses – the position of the brief spans in comparison to the files is one model, yet at this stage there is no more uncertainty that you should avoid this Tudor recorded on eBay here . Trust me, even the current cost is a long way from a decent cost for this one. One inquiry remains: did it come from a similar source as the other exceptionally counterfeit Tudor we audited here , a phony of another reference that shares numerous comparable flaws?