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


Brand: Caravelle, a division of Bulova Watch Co.

Model: Pilot World-Time GMT Day-Date Automatic (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: 3/4" (~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 hands and 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: Nice original condition overall with honest wear consistent with age and use; sharp stainless steel case appears to be unpolished with some toolmarks on the caseback; caseback printing remains legible; very attractive matte black dial with gorgeous yellow patina to the luminous elements (Tritium); original Tritium hands with matching yellow patina; crisp original rotating world-time GMT bezel with vibrant colors throughout

Other: This Caravelle Pilot World-Time GMT packs a bunch of useful features into a 36mm stainless steel case to create a well-balanced 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. The wearer can line up their local city on the bezel with the current time on their watch to quickly reference the time in other major world cities. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a Caravelle Pilot World-Time GMT, especially at a very affordable price point!

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