I've been sitting on a new watch for awhile but perhaps now is the time to reveal!
Of course the reference 6782 "Thunderbird" has previously been presented by DutchClock who is another proud owner. The watch has very few flaws! I'm greatly impressed with the clean dial and hands. The case has been polished but still retains it's hallmark. Crown appears non-original and the crystal has been replaced as the cyclops date window is gone. I can only assume that the factory no longer has supplies of this part as DutchClock's watch also returned from a restoration without this feature.
The strap is a burgundy alligator which really suits the piece but is very worn so a replacement is due. The bezel turns smoothly and, combined with a wide 20mm lug width (vs 18mm on the 6694 Chronometre Royal), gives a real presence on the wrist. I date it from 1970 because the next case number was featured as lot 29 in the Quarter Millennium catalog, which was attributed to that year.
As with all 6782 models, the movement is a K1072/1 29-jewel automatic with Gyromax balance. These movements, with the Geneva Seal, continue to excite my interest as I now have three pieces featuring the caliber.