There is truly something for everyone this week – we’re firing on all cylinders over here. For sporty chronographs we have a Breitling Top Time reference 2002 with a gorgeous reverse panda dial and a wonderfully hefty Heuer Autavia reference 11630. On the other end of the spectrum, in the realm of dress watches, we’ve found a stunning white gold Piaget. A beautiful ladies’ Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 6917 in impeccable condition and a fun military-inspired Omega Admiralty round out our return from Baselworld this week.
1960s Omega Genève ‘Admiralty’ Reference 135.015
Unusual for a diving watch, this Omega Admiralty sports a thin case and no rotating bezel. The anchor printed on the dial drives the point home that this watch was meant to explore below the waves. The matte black dial and painted numerals are charming and legible, adding to the appeal of this piece, and the 35mm size adds plenty of charm. Check it out and read more here.
1940s Gallet MultiChron 30M ‘Clamshell’ Chronograph
With a gorgeous parchment-colored dial, red inner tachymeter scale, and matching outer telemeter scale, this amazing 1940s chronograph also features the world’s first water-resistant case, (Brevet No. 189190). The name "Clamshell" comes from the way the two parts of the case are arranged, with one part over the crystal, protecting the dial from unwanted intrusions, and secured with four screws to the caseback. The delicate scales, sharp numerals, and bold case all come together for one fantastic wristwatch. Read on here.
1974 Piaget Dress Watch in White Gold
Everyone needs a great dress watch, and this example from Piaget will not disappoint. The interesting texture on the dial and bezel is a form of guilloché called "Clous de Paris," where tiny pyramids are etched closely together onto the metal. The result, combined with a cushion-shaped case, is a uniquely elegant watch that wears larger on the wrist than you’d expect. To see all the details, click here.
Wait, There’s More
Be sure to check out the rest of our offerings, including a 1970s Heuer Autavia reference 11630, a 1960s Breitling Top Time reference 2002 with reverse panda dial, and a 1976 two-tone Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date reference 6917.
You can see the complete collection in the HODINKEE Shop.