A fantastically designed vintage 1970's aviators chronograph by Orco with gorgeous panda dial featuring "Paul Newman" style sub dials with fluorescent orange hands and an unusual two-piece slide rule bezel used in navigation, all in a stainless steel case with a Valjoux 7734 movement inside. This timepiece looks incredible on the wrist measuring 40mm in diameter with a 20mm strap. The dial is stunning and actually, under the right light a very deep blue colour with cream tritium luminous and red dots on each 5 minute marker say for the date display at 6:00. The outer light blue coloured rotating bezel turns separately from the fixed inner silver bezel allowing from mathematical calculations using the slide rule. Inside we find the high quality Valjoux calibre 7734 manual wind movement freshly serviced and keeping great time with our full 1-year mechanical warranty. A fantastic, high quality pilots watch with awesome style, rare to find in solid stainless steel.
Style: Aviators/Pilot, Sport
Case: Big stainless steel case measuring 40mm across excluding the crown by 42mm lug tip to tip. The slide rule rotating bezel turns both directions with nice friction and shows some wear on the outer edge. This watch does look to be unpolished although does show wear from use throughout. The original high dome acrylic crystal is still in superb condition and shows off the dial to perfection.
Dial: Original factory printed dial with deep blue background, outer 1/5th seconds track in white and red and cream colour tritium luminous hour markers with 30-minute recording sub dial at 3:00 and constant seconds at 9:00, signed Orco, B, 17 Rubis, Incabloc. The design of the sub dial print is referred to as the "Paul Newman" since it is very similar to the design of his famous Rolex Daytona. The all original hands are awesome with white /red details on the hour and minute and with bright orange, easily readable chronograph hands. A nice feature to have the date displayed at 6:00.
Movement: Valjoux's famous caliber 7734 manual wind chronograph movement in superb cosmetic and mechanical condition with 17 jewels and incabloc protection on the balance. Freshly serviced here at Meticulous and keeping great time and comes with our full 1-year mechanical warranty.