Vintage 1970's Synchron Ernest Borel Very Rare Piranha Unisex Watch Extraordinary Dial
This 17 jeweled very nicely finished manual wind movement by Ernest Borel who was owned by Synchron at this time. As of 1968 Synchron also owned Cyma and Doxa, all great brands in which Synchron from Switzerland was the holding company. We see, in modern days with most luxury brands, this is how the industry operates with the exception of a few. Anyway, that is boring, let's get on to the watch which is much more exciting. There is actually little known of the Piranha, except that they are impossible to find. I gather very few were made. This is eccentric 70's styling piece with an amazing gold and dark brown fish scaled enameled dial, which was all done by hand. This dial is not like any I had every seen. It is unbelievable, you will be speechless when it's seen. Furthermore, you won't be left wanting when it comes to originality. Everything on this watch is original including the strap, which is in vintage usable condition. The crown and buckle are signed, along with the dial while the serials numbers are in the back. The back is stainless steel, while the bezel is a nice bright gold plating, I suspect over brass or steel. The watch was recently serviced and is working well, sets fine and keeps good time. The gold dauphine hands make a great addition to the already spectacular dial. If I could, I would give this dial an award. This 5 times signed Ernest Borel Piranha is extremely rare, obviously I cannot street that enough. And it's the dial that makes it a work of art and future cult watch.