Titus - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Titus
    Year: Circa 1963
    Reference No: 7110
    Case No: 15'716
    Model Name: Calypsomatic
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 2472, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 32 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 1892 by master watchmaker Paul Ditisheim, Titus created some of the most unusual dive watches in the 1960s through their dive watch line, Calypsomatic.

    This example is fitted with a number of striking design elements of a dive watch. Firstly, the black lacquer dial is very vibrant, exhibiting a mirror finish so beloved by watch collectors and scholars. The luminous material on the hands and luminous plots have aged with warm orange patina, and the watch is fitted with a red and black "roulette" date wheel. The rotatable bezel furthermore retains luminous material at 12 o'clock.

    Presented in excellent overall condition, this watch is a very unusual and striking contender for the collectible "tool watch".

Property of a Gentleman


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 7110
An attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, black lacquer dial and bracelet

Circa 1963
32 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for HK$10,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017