This manual wind gold watch with a Cal 466/3B movement belonged to my grandfather. It was given to him as a gift in Italy in 1952. I am trying to gather as much information about it as possible. Its detail is beautiful and I am proud to have it be in our family. This watch was discussed a few years ago on this forum, but I would welcome any new thoughts and history on it from the experts on this board. Enjoy the photo. Apologies for the quality of the shot.
05/05/2012 - 19:37
Judging by the picture, it appears to be a Ref. 4786 if 35mm wide, with the Clous de Paris guilloche bezel and the 9-ligne caliber 466 "pitch-fork" movement. Sometimes called a "Disco Volante", which literally means Flying Saucer. That nickname was borrowed from an earlier model, but can be applied IMHO to any of the period watches characterized by a large flange and protruding caseback which gives the impression of a flying saucer when viewed from the back.
05/06/2012 - 10:30