Caravelle Pilot World-Time GMT Day-Date Automatic circa 1969


Brand: Caravelle, a division of Bulova Watch Co.

Model: Pilot World-Time GMT Automatic Day-Date (RARE); Swiss Made; M9 date code = 1969

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 36mm excluding the original signed "C" crown

Bracelet: 19mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)

Movement: Caravelle cal. 11 OKACB (base A. Schild cal. 1906) self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with day-date display; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made; M9 date code = 1969

Features: Stunning original matte black Tritium dial; original Tritium handset with center sweeping-seconds hand; original black rotating world-time GMT bezel displays major world cities in orange and silver; day-date display at 3 o'clock; raised acrylic crystal with original inner 24-hour tension ring (silver = daytime hours from 6 AM to 6 PM and black = nighttime hours from 6 PM to 6 AM)

Condition: Mint original condition overall with only the slightest signs of wear consistent with handling and very light use; sharp solid stainless steel case is completely unpolished with some superficial hairline scratches and crisp printing on the caseback; perfect original matte black dial with attractive yellow Tritium patina; original handset with matching yellow Tritium patina; crisp original rotating world-time GMT bezel with vibrant colors; a few very minor scratches on the raised acrylic crystal

Other: This may be your only opportunity to acquire a Caravelle Pilot World-Time GMT in truly collector-grade condition. If you start trying to hunt one down in any condition, you'll understand what we mean when we say that it's rare. Fortunately for you, we are offering here the best example that we've ever seen. This watch packs a bunch of useful features into a 36mm stainless steel case to form a well-balanced aesthetic and create a true tool watch for pilots and world travelers alike. A rotating world-time GMT bezel? Check. An inner 24-hour tension ring with day/night indicator? Check. A day-date display? Check.

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