In The Shop: A 1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial, A 1960s IWC Dress Watch, And A 1970s Hamilton Chrono-Matic

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In The Shop: A 1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial, A 1960s IWC Dress Watch, And A 1970s Hamilton Chrono-Matic

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One of the more exciting parts of collecting watches is the knowledge that what lies within the watch can be just as rare and impressive as what’s visible on the wrist. Watch manufacturers have innovated both inside and out, creating fantastic and well-crafted movements to suit the iconic designs. The Rolex Day-Date we have this week has a “single quickset” automatic movement paired with a gorgeous semi-precious dial made of lapis lazuli. We also have a yellow gold IWC dress watch with teardrop lugs, whose golden dial conceals a cornerstone caliber 89 movement underneath. This week, you can have your horological cake and eat it too.

1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial

Rolex Day-Date Lapis Dial  In The Shop: A 1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial, A 1960s IWC Dress Watch, And A 1970s Hamilton Chrono-Matic 20016983 copy

With production beginning in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date has graced the wrists of politicians, celebrities, athletes, and everyone in between. It is celebrated for its functional and simple display of the day of the week and the date, and has only ever been available in precious metals. Finding one with a nearly flawless President bracelet is always a win, but finding one with a semi-precious stone dial in this case, a bold and inclusion-free lapis lazuli is pretty exciting. Check out more photos and details on the Shop.

1960s IWC Dress Watch In 18k Yellow Gold

IWC Dress Watch  In The Shop: A 1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial, A 1960s IWC Dress Watch, And A 1970s Hamilton Chrono-Matic 20016992 copy

In the post-WWII era, IWC utilized its manually-wound caliber 89 for civilian watches, rather than the rugged military pilot’s watches of wartime. These oversized (for the time) dress watches came in many styles, sharing a 36mm case and center seconds dial layout. This example is rendered in solid 18k yellow gold with teardrop lugs, and the dial is a rich golden color to match. Truly you could not ask for a more versatile dress watch check it out here.

1970s Hamilton Chrono-Matic

Hamilton Chrono-Matic  In The Shop: A 1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial, A 1960s IWC Dress Watch, And A 1970s Hamilton Chrono-Matic 20016990 copy

The Chrono-Matic isn’t just one of the most iconic chronographs from Hamilton, it also houses one of the most iconic chronograph movements of the century, the caliber 11. Hamilton teamed up with Breitling, Heuer, and Bren to create the caliber 11, one of the first automatic chronograph movements. This influenced the distinctive design of the Chrono-Matic, with the crown on the left side and the date at six o’clock. The panda dial and thick case allow for a fantastic look on the wrist. Take a look here.

The Full Set

In addition to the aforementioned wristwatches, we have a few more pieces to share with you: a 1960s Omega Seamaster DeVille, a 1970s Breitling Sprint reference 2016, a 1977 Rolex Air-King reference 5500, and a 1992 Tudor Submariner reference 75090. They’re all available for your pleasure and perusal on the HODINKEE Shop.

<p>Rolex Air-King</p>
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<p>Rolex Air-King</p>
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<figure> <img alt=  In The Shop: A 1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial, A 1960s IWC Dress Watch, And A 1970s Hamilton Chrono-MaticOmega Seamaster

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Omega Seamaster

<p>Breitling Sprint Ref. 2016</p>
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<p>Breitling Sprint Ref. 2016</p>
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<figure> <img alt=  In The Shop: A 1978 Rolex Day-Date With Lapis Lazuli Dial, A 1960s IWC Dress Watch, And A 1970s Hamilton Chrono-MaticTudor Submariner 75090

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Tudor Submariner 75090

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