A fine and rare stainless steel
automatic diver’s wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date
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.
– 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 300s.
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,
Movement: ETA 2772 – runs fine!
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