BEASTLY~FRENCH 70s BESSA CHRONAUTIC TROPICAL DIVE CHRONO

BEASTLY~FRENCH 70s BESSA CHRONAUTIC TROPICAL DIVE CHRONO

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FOR YOU CONSIDERATION IS A FUNKY AND BRUTISH 70s BESSA CHRONAUTIC DIVE CHRONOGRAPH WITH A REAL TRIPPY THING GOING ON.

 

  • CASE: HEFTY ALL STEEL ELLIPTICAL CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  THIS ANIMAL MEASURES A BARBAROUS 47.5mm ACROSS NOT INCLUDING RECESSED CROWN.  THIS THING IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAST ON THE WRIST AND IS SUPER HEAVY AND FEELS LIKE A PIECE OF DEEP SEA INSTRUMENTATION.  ALL THE ORIGINAL FINISHES ARE INTACT. I LOVE THAT RADIAL BRUSHING THAT SEGUE-WAYS INTO THE DOWNSLOPING POLISHED SEGMENT. THIS DEFINITELY HAS AN OMEGA DYNAMIC-ESQUE ERGONOMIC FEEL TO IT. VERY BIG, BUT SOMEHOW IT WEARS VERY COMFORTABLE AND HUGS THE WRIST NICELY. I LOVE HOW THEY INTEGRATED THE PUSHERS ALMOST FLUSH TO THE EDGE OF THE CASE. AND, THAT DREAMY LIGHT VIBRANT BLUE BAKELITE BEZEL IS THE BUSINESS, MAN. THIS IS LIKE WEARING A DIVE HELMET ON YOUR WRIST. 

 

  • DIAL: THIS DIAL IS STRAIGHT PATINA GONE PSYCHEDELIC.  CHECK OUT HOW THIS SHARK GREY DIAL HAS AGED OVER TIME WITH SOME GROOVY BRONZE TROPIC UNDERTONES SPARKLING THROUGH. IT'S JUST AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER IN THE DIRECT SUNLIGHT. I DIG THOSE APPLIED RAISED "SUSHI" STEEL MARKERS FILLED WITH AGED TRITIUM  WHICH MATCH NICELY WITH THE AGED LUME ON THOSE WHITE PLONGEUR DIVER HANDS. THOSE OVAL SILVER SUBDIALS LOOK TOO COOL...ESPECIALLY THE MINUTE TOTALIZER WITH THE RED/BLUE YACHTING COUNTDOWN SEGMENT.  ALL THAT WEIRDNESS VIEWED UNDER THAT ORIGINAL HI-DOME ACRYLIC CRYSTAL. 

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS SEA MONSTER IS POWERED BY A VALJOUX 7734.  ALL FUNCTIONS WORK PERFECTLY AND WATCH HAS BEEN KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN BUT IT'S PUTTING UP SOME STRONG NUMBERS ON THE TIMEGRAPHER.

 

  • THIS BESSA IS MOUNTED ON A SUPPLE BLUE LEATHER MINIMALIST STRAP WHICH WORKS AWESOME WITH THIS DIVERS COLOR SCHEME. THIS DIVER CASE WAS ALSO USED BY FELLOW FRENCH WATCHMAKER, LIP. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ONE. IT FEELS LIKE IT SHOULD BE A PROP ON LIFE AQUATIC. IT'S GOT THAT WEIRD ECCENTRIC FRENCH SUBMARINE THING GOING ON. IT'S GOT THE PERFECT MIXTURE OF QUIRK, MACHISMO, AND PATINA THAT COMES TOGETHER JUST RIGHT. PLEASE BUY THIS ONE...AND QUICK, BEFORE I DECIDE I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT.