The Triton was launched in 1963. It was offered in the Spirotechnique
dive shops to cater the needs of the professional divers.
The Triton was developed by a retired colonel in the French Air Force
–Jean René Parmentier – and manufactured by the French supplier Dodane,
known for providing many Type 20 chronographs to the French military.
The crown – often the weak point of diving watches – was protected from
accidental bumps that might allow water to enter the case.
The arrow minutes hand was no doubt designed to dominate, as the hour
does not matter as much to the diver as tracking the minutes spent under
water. In addition, the original bakelite bezel offers interesting
numerals with smaller 0s, not unlike some of the 1960s Omega Seamaster
Also of interest is that an advertisement from 1963 shows that these
watches were actually more expensive than Rolex and Tudor Submariners in
France at the time. The Triton was over 682 francs while the Rolex
Submariner was 670 francs and the Tudor Submariner was 550 francs.
Case: stainless steel, 38mm, serial: 252
Bezel: Bakelite, clicks properly
Movement: ETA 2772 – fully serviced by a professional watchmaker, comes
with service proof
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