The Respirator is an unusual watch with a seducing and quirky mechanism, and it happens not only to look great on the wrist.
This was a similar system to that used for the Heuer Monaco, as both cases were manufactured by Ervin Piquerez SA. The watch came with an automatic caliber and a vast array of dial configurations, and the gold sunburst is really a stunner and a true eye-catcher.
The Respirator was one of Zenith's signature lines in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Its square shape was definitely typical, and so was its case design; it consisted of a two-piece case, in which the upper piece sat on a seal and became tighter against the base piece as the pressure increased.
The Respirator is one of the rare square watches that was to built to be water resistant, relying on the very same ingenious construction found in the Heuer Monaco.
Year: circa end of 1960s.
Waterproof: Not Tested. No Guarantee.
Material: Gold Filled. Gold Bezel 20 Microns.Steel Back.
Dimensions: 30mm length (each side), 11mm thickness.
Caliber: Automatic caliber 2542 PC.
Bracelet/Strap: New. Leather. Neutral. Length: 21.5cm including the watch. (Also, the original Gold Plated Zenith wristband is included, what is in used vintage condition.)
Box: Zenith Travel case.
The square case is in good condition with signs of use, but has kept its original angles nicely. The gold dial is also well preserved except for an aging mark between 5 - 6 o'clock. The crown is signed with the Zenith Logo. The automatic caliber 2542 PC is working flawlessly, as is the date indication placed between 4 and 5 o’clock, a signature from Zenith. The watch dial has hardly visible small dents on the lower part of the dial.
(For more details please see pictures as the part of the description.)
Customs duties in your own country may apply. This item will be packed very well and will be shipped with tracking code.
- Respirator - Gold Filled Bezel
- Material des Gehäuses
- Feingehalt des Materials
- 18 kt
- Analoge Armbanduhr
- Versicherter Versand
- Getragen und in sehr gutem Zustand