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Friday Favourites: A Golden Trio

This Friday, I’d like to go back and look at our favourites that are available on the shop. Three classics, three completely different pieces. One, catered towards our ladies, one towards the Swiss Holy Trinity, and the last but certainly not least, a rare bird, loved by the true vintage watch connoisseurs.

As they say, ladies first. So, let’s look at this wonderful Cartier that we have just added to the shop. This past year, Cartier has made a huge splash with their new Tank lineup. This though, keeps things a little more classic. Created by Louis Cartier in 1917, the tank was a new style, inspired by the Renault tanks seen in the WWI era. An ironic inspiration when you think about it, seeing as it’s generally considered to be more of a dress watch.

Our particular example caters to the ladies in size and in style. The smaller case shape coupled with the deep blue dial makes for an attractive special occasion, potentially daily piece. We paired it with a vibrant 14mm leather strap from Diametris to make it more fun for the wearer.

Next Up, something rare, beautiful, and in my opinion, underrated.

In 1969, watch brands wanted to be the first to come out with a self-winding chronograph, one of those brands, Zenith, made a splash. Of all the self-winding chronographs of the time, and of years after, the El Primero movement was/is the most attractive of the bunch. For years, we’ve known of their accuracy and reliability. So much so that other brands decided to house their pieces with them. In this case, pun most definitely intended, the Movado Datron HS360.

This one, in its gold-plated case is in excellent condition. Matching the case is the elegant gold dial with the contrasting black subdials almost makes this seem like a classier or dressier panda dial.

Lastly, the piece from the Swiss watchmaking Holy Trinity.

Well, depending on how you look at it, your Swiss Holy Trinity might be Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Patek Philippe. Well, I’m a little more traditional, and would swap out Rolex for the storied Vacheron Constantin. While often overlooked by collectors and overshadowed popularity wise over time, Vacheron has seen somewhat of a popularity resurgence with the Overseas model. To get one now, you’ll most likely need an extensive purchase history, along with patience. Lots and lots of patience. But I and you, don’t have time for that, so let’s highlight one of their classics.

This gold piece, with its sector like dial and applied numerals makes for the perfect, yet understated dress piece. In fact, you can most likely get away with wearing this every day. At 32mm, not only does it fit seamlessly on the wrist, but it’s even small wrist friendly for all the folks out there who struggle to find something for the smaller wrists.

Check out these three and the shop for the rest of the pieces we have available. Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to like and share!


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