GNARLY~EARLY 70s HAMILTON FONTAINEBLEAU CAL. 11 CHRONOMATIC

GNARLY~EARLY 70s HAMILTON FONTAINEBLEAU CAL. 11 CHRONOMATIC

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COMING AT YOU IS THIS MEGA FUNKY EARLY 70s HAMILTON FONTAINEBLEAU CAL.11 AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. FULLY SERVICED IN NOVEMBER 2017

 

  • CASE: FUNKY-ASS OBLONG BARREL CASE IN SUPER SHARP CONDITION.  THIS HUNK MEASURES A TREMENDOUS 47mm ACROSS CASE NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 41mm LUG TO LUG.  I JUST LOVE THE RADIAL FINISHING ON THIS CASE. THIS THING HAS SOME SERIOUS WEIGHT TO IT, TOO. VERY LITTLE SIGNS OF WEAR ON THE CASE AND IT MAINTAINS ALL ITS ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISHES

 

  • DIAL: THIS VERTICAL BRUSHED SILVER PANDA DIAL IS DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS AND IS ONE OF THE CLASSIC WATCH FACES OF THE EARLY 70s.  I LOVE THOSE SEMI-SUNKEN CUSHION SHAPED SUBDIALS WITH THE WHITE ACCENTS. SO MUCH SUBTLE DETAIL ON THIS ONE FROM THE STRIATED STEEL HANDS TO THE DATE WINDOW AT 6 WITH THE WHITE ON BLACK DISPLAY. DIAL DOES HAVE A SHALLOW SCRATCH THAT RUNS BELOW THE MINUTE SUBDIAL WHICH IS ALMOST UNNOTICEABLE IN MOST LIGHTING CONDITIONS, BUT I THOUGHT I'D POINT IT OUT. THE HOUR MARKERS MOUNTED ON THE GLOSS BLACK RAISED CHAPTER RING IS A SUPER COOL LOOK. YOU'LL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND A COOLER PANDA DIAL.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS FUNKY CHICKEN IS POWERED BY THE LEGENDARY CAL.11 CHRONO MOVEMENT WHICH IS A BUREN MICRO-ROTOR AUTOMATIC WITH A DUBOIS DEPRAIS CHRONO MODULE BUILT ONTO IT. ONE OF THE FIRST AUTOMATIC CHRONO MOVEMENTS DEVELOPED IN 1969 BY HEUER, BUREN, HAMILTON, AND BREITLING. THIS ONE WAS FULLY DISASSEMBLED AND SERVICED BY ART DIAL, BASED IN DETROIT, BACK IN NOVEMBER 2017. EVERYTHING WORKS BUTTER SMOOTH ON THIS ONE.

 

  • THIS HAMMY IS MOUNTED ON A HEAVY-DUTY 22MM TEXTURED LEATHER STRAP WHICH MATES BEAUTIFULLY WITH THIS CHRONOGRAPH. THIS IS ONE OF THE LEGENDARY CHRONOGRAPHS OF THE EARLY 70s. WITH ITS OUTLANDISH AND FUNKY STYLING AND SUPER-STAR CAL.11 MOVEMENT, THIS IS A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY SERIOUS CHRONO COLLECTOR. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A CLASSIC 70s CHRONOGRAPH WITH SERIOUS WRIST PRESENCE, LOOK NO FURTHER. 

 

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