Monday, June 8, 2015

The OPH 960

From Ophion -

Courtesy of Ophion

A 42.9 mm stainless steel case is the basis for this tribute to the 60s.  Powered by the Technotime TT718 for those of you needed a refresher (and that includes yours truly) here are the pertinents on the Tecnotime TT718 -

  • 13¼ lines 
  • Double barrel, 5 days power reserve 
  • Hand wound 
  • 26 jewels 
  • Diameter 30.40 mm
  • Thickness: 3.90 mm
  • Finishes: 
  • Perlage under the main bridge, and under the dial side 
  • Angle Beveled edges on the main bridge and on the balance bridge 
  • Blue heated screws 
  • Straight in line Colima├žon on the main bridge and on the balance bridge 
  • Sun burst rays on the double barrel
This is a wonderful departure from a lot of what I've been seeing out there lately.  A clear design idea, beautifully executed.  The Ophion is a good looking watch for a very fair price - 1580 Euro.  
I am a sucker for hand-wound watches from the late 50s and 60s and this one ticks all the boxes!  This is not an "of the moment" watch, but one you would wear with pride EVERY DAY.

While I don't know if others out there will agree with me, I think this is one of the most beautiful, and timeless watches I have seen for some time.

Courtesy of Ophion
The watches are made in Germany, but my understanding is that Ophion is a Spanish concern.

YOU WANT THIS!  I know that I do!

Here are the rest of the details courtesy of Ophion:

  • 316L Stainless Steel 
  • Bezel: 42mm 
  • Case: 42.9mm 
  • Lug width: 22mm 
  • Thickness without crystal: 8.85mm 
  • Thickness with crystal: 10.35mm 
  • Bezel opening: 37.50mm 
  • Hand polish 
  • Top: Domed sapphire crystal 
  • Botton: Flat sapphire crystal 
  • Domed with stamped diamond polish index, anthracite or silver 
  • Inner bezel whit hour marks in Superluminova C3 
  • Flat Dauphine with Superluminova C3 
  • Minute and second hand with curved top, following the curve of the dial 
Leather strap 
  • Hand made 
  • Real Alligator 
  • 22mm x 18mm 
  • Ardillon buckle in 316 stainless steel

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