The rand Prix Swimmer 100 T19420 was Orient's response to the prevalent superstitious belief of "More jewels, more value" during its era which led to the creation of this innovative watch.
While many of the jewels serve a decorative purpose, this particular reference, introduced as the "Swimmer" model, aimed for excellence with its claim to possess the "strongest waterproof case," boasting water resistance up to 10 ATM.
The primary allure lies in the intricate incorporation of 100 jewels and the robust case exudes durability, featuring exceptionally sturdy glass. Each facet of the case is meticulously polished, and the screw-down crown, accompanied by guards, adds a touch of functionality. The dial boasts a radially shiny silver design that has developed a unique salmon patina over time, while the intricately carved indexes and logo enhance its aesthetic appeal. The jubilee bracelet adds a sublime touch, and the caseback stands out with a golden medallion bearing an engraved Pegasus.
Preserved in pristine deadstock condition, this exemplifies Orient's unwavering commitment to excellence.
The watch currently runs flawlessly and will be sold as is. Please let us know if you wish to service it.
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Orient Grand Prix Swimmer 100 T19420
Overall, this Grand Prix Swimmer is in immaculate deadstock condition. The case is sharp with no signs of use, except light scratches and dirt due to long-term storage.
The dial is the main attraction as it is beautiful and developed a uniform salmon patina which makes it more unique. The lume overall is in great vintage condition with no major sign of rotting or deterioration.
The bracelet is original and comes in full size, the case back is immaculate with the gold medallion intact with the protective purple film still remaining.
The watch also comes with its original tags including the Incabloc, the orient, and the Swimmer 100 tag.
MODEL: Grand Prix 100 Swimmer
DIAL: Original silver dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: Height 46mm / Width 39mm (crown) )/ Thickness 15mm / Lug width: 19mm
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: 12-sided screw-in stainless steel
Manufacturing date: 1965
Service History: Unknown ±30s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original bracelet.