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Tonneau Shape Sacom July 27, 2010

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Shown here is another special edition piece produced by long history watch manufacturer SACOM, in tonneau shape.

The watch dial shows an opened heart at the 6 o’clock position, seconds dial, 24-hour dial and a sun-moon dial. Watch dial also portrays nostalgia Art-deco design style that is well matched to its tonneau shape casing. It is a mechanical complication wrist watch. The watch was sold in 2005.

 

SACOM Transforms… July 20, 2010

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SACOM is a unique Swiss watch brand that produced many pocket watches in many decades. In early 2000 the company decided to turn its uniqueness into wrist watch territory.
Here readers witness a SACOM wrist watch (skeleton) using a large pocket watch mechanical hand-winding movement.

Breitling “serie speciale chrono Callisto” July 17, 2010

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My Breitling Callisto Chrono collection
 
(Info extracts from web)
This version (produced in late 1980s to very early 1990s) has its case entirely polished. The rare version that among Breitling special edition models with display back. The case back says Série spéciale Chrono Callisto B11047 and opens with the newer 15-radii tool. The name also changed from ”Callisto Chrono“ to ”Chrono Callisto“ as compared with early version.
The Breitling Callisto Chrono is a medium sized mechanical chronograph, designed for men or women, powered by a traditional Breitling Caliber 11 mechanical movement.  The movement is what makes this watch so special. 
 
The Callisto Chrono movement (Caliber 11) is based on the Lemania 1873 and it was originally made for the famous Omega Speedmaster “moon watch”. 
 
A Callisto Chrono is worn by actor Richard Dean Anderson in television series MacGyver (see pic.)
 
The watch’s 4 rider tabs are made of 18K gold.
This is probably the smallest mechanical chronograph ever made by Breitling. The dial is protected by a flat crystal. There are 4 screws to hold the rider tabs. Dimensions are 36.5 × 12.4 mm
 
  

Breitling Chrono Callisto

 

Caliber 11

actor Richard Dean Anderson with his Callisto Chrono

first version of Callisto chrono

Spirit of Mankind, A Piece of History July 7, 2010

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The Atlanta City (United States of America) Olympic Game held in 1996 marked the 100th year anniversary of modern olympic history. This watch produced by Swatch Co. in 1994 was to commemorate the occasion.

It is to be noted that Atlanta Olympic holds the record of being the only profitable game organized in the history of mordern summer Olympic.

The 1996 Olympic watch shown here has a semi see-through gold plating dial with image of an burning Olympic torch and wording of Olympic Games on top.

The watch movement is of automatic mechanism. This is one of the classic piece of Swatch collections.

100 Years of modern Olympic Games, 1996

Open Heart Pearl July 2, 2010

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This product made by German watch company Hugen has a uniquely designed mother of pearl dial with an “open heart” at the 10 o’clock position.  The case back was made with see-through glass unveils its beautiful heart movement within, a hand winding mechanical watch.  The dial signed Limited Edition.

Another unique aspect is the white gold plating watch casing,  which is rather unusual.