Apr 16, 2015

1970s Vintage Orient 46941 Duo Calendar "Eclipse"

Orient 46941 Duo Calendar "Eclipse"
Circa 1970s

Here's the other part of a pair of matching watches I have with the duo calendar dial. 
You can view the first one here. 

This offering comes with a polished midnight blue dial, hidden as black until the right angle of light comes along. Given the large size of the dial, the blue comes across very nicely. 

The Eclipse has higher legibility than the Flare, with its white printed calendars over the dark colored dial. The rotating date wheel is also visibly newer, with less of a sign of age than its twin. The darker twin comes with a normal seconds hand though, unlike the Flare with its arrowed offering.

There is also visibly more decoration on the bezel of the Eclipse. 

I guess one would have to make a choice between the two - whether the darker, newer dial appeals or the bright golden glare. 

Both exceptional pieces, with a seldom-seen complication. 

1970s Vintage Orient 46941 Duo Calendar "Eclipse"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Fra day display
Polished midnight blue dial
Rotating calendar wheel at 4'O 
41mm stainless steel case
46mm lug-to-lug
20mm lug width
Orient 46941 automatic  @ 21,600vph
Acrylic crystal
Aftermarket leather strap


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