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: 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

Features: Stunning original matte black dial with beveled/polished Tritium hour markers; 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; original 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: Very nice original condition overall with minor overall wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case remains thick and sharp with crisp printing on the caseback and a few toolmarks; mint original matte black dial with creamy Tritium patina to the luminous elements; original Tritium hands with matching yellow patina; crisp original rotating world-time "GMT" bezel with vibrant orange and silver world cities; original raised acrylic crystal exhibits a few minor superficial scratches and a small chip in the outer edge at 7 o'clock (purely cosmetic and hardly noticeable)

Other: This is a rare opportunity to acquire a Caravelle Pilot World-Time GMT Automatic - If you start trying to hunt one down in any condition, you'll understand what we mean... Fortunately for you, we are proud to offer this beautiful original example for sale. It 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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