Rare 1970s Zodiac Olympos SST Automatic watch, Blue dial, cal 86, Ref. 862 964.
This is a beautiful and rare model, in very good condition. It demonstrates classic features of 1970s design, with its large Barrel/TV shaped, Stainless Steel case, measuring 39mm width, by 42.5mm lug to lug length. The case is chunky, with a 12.5mm depth.
The inclusion of the Blue on the bezel and central links of the bracelet is a fascinating design feature which makes this watch pop.
The dial is excellent, with a brushed finish matching that of the case. The deep, dark blue colour, fades to light blue and then white. This is a very eye catching dial, that is high quality, in very good condition. There is a chapter ring under the glass which has the baton hour markers. This adds depth to the dial and a clear 3 dimensional effect, as opposed to markers set on the dial.
The bracelet is in very good condition and is the original Zodiac Stainless Steel bracelet. The buckle is signed with the Zodiac logo. The central links are blued, matching the bezel colour.
Note: The strap is on the small side and it will only fit up to a 17.75cm wrist (7" diameter).
The movement is a Zodiac calibre 86 Automatic movement, with 21 jewels. The movement is hi-beat with a frequency of 36,000. It has a day date feature, alongside hacking. It is keeping time to -50 seconds a day with an amplitude of 250 and a beat error of 0.5 m/s. A movement in healthy condition, but not serviced by ourselves.
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In excellent condition. A beautiful brushed finish matching the cases graining. The dial is the highlight of the watch with it's dark blue colour, fading to light blue and then white. There is a chapter ring under the glass which has the baton hour markers. This adds depth to the dial and a clear 3 dimensional effect, as opposed to markers set on the dial.
The hands are original and in very good condition. They are stainless and have no signs of tarnishing or bending. They have their original blue yellow blue paint.
The crystal is in good condition. No noticeable scratches, but 5 or so nicks to it. These don't detract from the dials beauty and are only visible in certain lights.
The original Stainless Steel Zodiac signed crown in excellent condition.
In good condition, with blue colour. There are some blemishes to the finish, but it still looks excellent.
Grained/brushed case finish in excellent condition. Some light surface scratching. One slight nick to the case, on the crown side, above the crown. It is an unpolished case, in good condition.
Stainless steel with polished edges and grained back. Light surface scratching on the polished edges to the case back. The graining in good condition. There are some deeper marks from poor opening attempts.
Original Zodiac Stainless Steel bracelet, in very good condition. Minor surface scratching on buckle. The central links are blued, matching the bezel colour.
The strap will fit up to a 17.75cm wrist (7" diameter).
The movement is a Zodiac calibre 86 Automatic movement, with 21 jewels. The movement is hi-beat with a frequency of 36,000. The day is set by advancing the hands past 24hrs, whilst the date is set by pressing the crown in. The movement also has the hacking feature, which stops the central second hand whilst the crown is pulled out. This allows accurate time setting.
It is keeping time to -50 seconds a day with an amplitude of 250 and a beat error of 0.5 m/s. A movement in healthy condition, but not serviced by ourselves.
Case width: 39.5mm
Case width with crown: 41mm
Case length: 35.5mm
Case Depth: 12.5mm
Case length lug to lug: 42.5mm
Lug width: 10mm