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Why We Love It
Weird is good.
This Triton Spirotechnique is a straight up weirdo diving watch that comes straight out of the bonkers 60's and features an unusual case design with a hinged upper lug and has very distinct crown at the 12:00 position. Dive timing is performed utilizing the oversized bidirectionally rotating acrylic bezel, which features large swathes of luminous material embedded inside as well as stylized timing markers.
Fitted inside its faceted 37mm case is a deep black dial with circular luminous indices and stylized hands with an oversized arrow shaped minutes hand, designed for legibility underwater. While its angular case may seem ungainly, the hinged lug and relatively thin proportions make it a delight to wear, so while the bonkers function-first design language of the era may have gone out of style, you're likely to grab this out of your watch box more often then you might expect.
We've long wanted one of these, but this is in fact the very first example we've ever had the opportunity to offer, coming straight out of a collection in Switzerland.
Seriously, go ahead and embrace the weird.
The Triton Spirotechnique is a relatively unknown dive watch from the 1960s. The watch was retailed by the French brand Spirotechnique, a storied firm that supplies consumer and professional grade diving equipment. This was likely a client-spec'd diving watch designed specifically for the firm at the time, though details on its history and development are sparse.
One thing is for sure, according to an advertisement from 1963, the watch originally retailed for 682CHF. To put that into perspective, the Rolex Submariner was 670CHF at the time. Surprising?
You can read a bit more about this one over at Hodinkee.
Stainless steel case is approximately 37mm in diameter. ETA Calibre 2782 automatic winding movement. Circa 1960s.
Overall Condition: The case is in good condition overall with normal signs of wear from age and use. Luminous black dial is in good condition with even patination on the indices. Luminous handset has been professionally color matched. Roulette date wheel. Unsigned crown.
Includes two piece nylon strap.
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We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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