With its display caseback and open-heart balance wheel, the Picus from Elysee offers an excellent view of the inner workings of an automatic watch. The dial is separated into 11 different sections for the hours (12 o’clock takes up two spaces). Between the indices are noodle-shaped grooves that give off the appearance of a bank vault. Small seashell-like grooves around the edges of the open heart hint at the importance of the handiwork behind the door. The prize inside? A Miyota 90S5 24-jewel movement, which delivers up to 42 hours of power on a full charge. Another slight quirk is the crown. On certain models it’s positioned at 2 o’clock; on others it’s between 3 and 4—but never directly at 3.
Note: At checkout, choose from the following models: 77010, 77010G, 77011, 77011G, 77013, 77012 (+$15), or 77012B (+$15).
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Jan 3, 2019 PT.
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