One For The Connoisseur
This is one for the connoisseur of classic, simple, mechanical beauty.
Apart from the shock proof system, which looks very much like the Seiko Diashock system, the technology is standard, Swiss 19th century. In fact, I doubt if the tooling for this movement has changed any more than minutely since it was first produced just after the first world war.
So now in the teen years of the 21st century where micro electronics rule supreme, where mechanical technology, that once ruled, has become a novel curiosity, this “tarted up” example of old technology that was once taken for granted, is now an object of marvel and beauty by all that cast their eyes upon it.
This is how it’s done:
Take a standard Unitas 6497 17 jewel pocket watch movement, cut as much out of the plates as possible so as to reveal all of the mechanical components, put a high quality finish on all components, plate the bridges and plates with palladium, engrave the plates with a classic pattern, blue the screws, install the movement into a double sided glass case without a dial and that’s it!
I can only find one fault with this object of allurement……its price! At $850 it is way under priced!