Titus Ladies Calypsomatic

Titus Ladies Calypsomatic

It is perhaps one of the greatest injustices in horology that women's wristwatches are so commonly treated as lesser objects, resulting in far fewer iconic designs worth collecting.

This is truly a shame, and probably one of the reasons why horologically-minded ladies have taken to wearing men's watches in the past decade. It seems that just now brands are getting the memo, and a few manufactures have begun producing proper ladies watches again - you know, those ones that eschew faux-gold, not-so-precious stones and batteries for the real thing: mechanical, wearable art. Long, long overdue. Still, when it comes to vintage options for ladies, the pickings can be slim, quite the opposite from men's.

Fortunately there are pieces like this one out there to save you.

While Titus flies under the radar of even well-educated vintage collectors, its history is littered with the names of the Swiss watch industry's elite. It was founded in 1892 by Paul Ditisheim once he decided to leave his family's prestigious manfuacturé- Vulcain. In 1930, he sold it to Paul Vogel, a Swiss industrialist married to the heiress of the Eberhard family.

Titus is undoubtedly best known among contemporary collectors for their dive watch line, the Calypsomatic. This particular example is actually a ladies-size Calypsomatic- and what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in details and cool factor. We're talking about a full stainless steel case (measuring a svelte 25mm), beautifully patinated gilt dial and lollipop handset, rotating bezel, and even a roulette date wheel at 3:00!

Make no mistake about it- this is a proper vintage diver, regardless of gender!


Stainless steel case is approximately 25mm (excluding crown). Circa 1960s.

Overall Condition: Stainless steel case is in good condition, with sharp bevels and no signs of over-polishing. Case does have some signs of wear throughout, including slight scratches and tool marks. Bezel is in good condition with faint signs of wear throughout. Dial is in very good condition with beautiful patina to the luminescent elements of the hour markers and hands. Signed crown; signed case back has some signs of wear including scratches and tool marks but is in otherwise very good condition.

Includes one 12mm grey waterproof leather strap.

SKU: TT01070

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