Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
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.
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Shipping & Returns
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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
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