The slightly more casual version of the original by Pellikaan timing has a small second at six o’clock, red hands and a perfectly legible sector dial.
Design, technique and functionality are the keywords for every Pellikaan timing watch and this model shows the essence of that philosophy.
Dial and hands have a strong contrast, which enhances the legibility of the watch, even in low light situations.
The colour scheme was inspired by the instrument panel of 1960s cars, which is the other big passion of Hubert Pellikaan.
ETA calibre 6498-1
The engine of this watch is the Swiss 6498-1 movement. This is one of the oldest movements still in production and could be called the essence of a Swiss movement.
This hand-wound calibre was originally developed for pocket watches by the (now defunct) Swiss movement maker Unitas. This name is still used for the movement.
The company was taken over by ETA, which has continued to develop the movement in order to make it make it compliant with modern-day requirements.
The finishing of the movement used by Pellikaan timing is elegant, with traditional Swiss decorations like the Côtes de Genève and blued screws. The movement is very nicely visible through the glass caseback.