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Zodiac Triple Date Moonphase (1960)


Zodiac Triple Date MoonphaseWhen Ariste Calame, son of a watchmaker and farmer whose family roots go back to 1537, founded his own watch company in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1882, his one driving ambition was to create a precision timepiece like no other. The way to do it, he reasoned, was to control all phases of manufacturing and production from design of the watch right through the making and perfecting of the tools used to make the watch. Thus was born the first Zodiac, a timepiece of singular style and character. Through the years, other wonders in watch technology have been wrought.

The greatest of these have earned the company an international reputation for quality and innovation, while helping to expand the dynasty well beyond the lofty dreams of the founder: the launching of the first Swiss-made automatic sports watch in 1930; the introduction of the first professional sports and diver’s watch in 1953; the manufacture of the first Swiss analog quartz watch in 1970; and the invention of a patented new system of shock resistant cases in 1974.

This particular Zodiac Ser.nr. 1593663 has Large Gold Plated Case with Stainless Steel Snapback. Zodiac Scale/Balance Logo on Rear.  Case Signed Zodiac Ltd, Le Locle Swiss. Reference 743-908.  Case Has Side Pushers to Manually Advance Month, Date and Moonphase Indicators. Original Black Dial has Been Refinished to Factory Specifications.  Dial has Gold Hour Markers and Matching Gold Hands.  Month and Day Apertures Above-Center. Moonphase Aperture Below-Center. Arrow-Tipped Date Hand Points to the Outer Gold Date Chapter from 1-31.  Gold Center Seconds Hand.  Day, Date and Moonphase Functions Automatically Advance After Midnight.  Dial Signed Zodiac, Automatic and Swiss.


The movement is a Swiss Made 17 Jewel Zodiac Caliber 74 Full Rotor Automatic Winding Calendar/Moonphase Movement Signed Zodiac Ltd. The watch is 34mm in Diameter Excluding Crown x 42.25mm Top to Bottom and 18mm Lug Spacing.


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