Wittnauer ref. 455 Time-Only Automatic (Tropical Dial)


Brand: Wittnauer

Model: Time-Only Automatic ref. 455 (Gilt Gloss Tropical Dial); Swiss Made circa 1950s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 32mm excluding the original winding crown

Strap: Vintage new old stock (NOS) 18mm soft genuine lizard strap (made in Italy) with vintage tang buckle

Movement: Wittnauer cal. 11ARG (base A. Schild cal. 1384N) self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels); 18,000 BPH; correct AXA (Wittnauer) import code on the balance cock; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original gilt gloss "tropical" dial (chocolate brown) with all lume plots present and in tact; original handset with matching patina; solid stainless steel case

Condition: Nice original condition overall with minor honest wear; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and appears to be unpolished while retaining its original edges and bevels; a few superficial scratches on the domed acrylic crystal; original minute hand is missing some luminous material

Other: It's very rare to see a glossy black gilt dial turn tropical brown over time, but when it does, it looks absolutely incredible (especially out in the sun). Just take a look at our wrist shots for proof! The dial is a different shade of brown in every lighting condition. It's no wonder why tropical dials are so hot right now and commanding huge premiums in the market... This is your chance to own a desirable gilt gloss tropical dial for a very affordable price.

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