The 30-second summary.
The Cosmo King gained fame in Asia during the early 1960s and became the watch of choice for the Chinese who didn't have access to more luxurious timepieces like Rolex. The Titoni Cosmo King Day-Date in particular was at the top of the food chain with its timeless charm and increased functionality.
What's so special about the watch?
While the Titoni Cosmo King day-date came in many dial variations, the blue one eludes most collectors. Besides the characteristic gold bezel and rhinestone of all Cosmo Kings, this blue dial varient has that thick rounded date window and ceremic strips applied atop its hour markers in a cool blue.
What are the functions of the watch?
Time with date and date. There is no quick set, being an early model.
Let me tell you about the case...
Titoni Cosmo Kings come in a large solid stainless steel case, accented by a fluted bezel alike the stylings of early Rolex 1601s. This Cosmo Kings has "14k rim" engraved on their casebacks, which leads me to believe that they were really trying to compete with the 1601s by offering a solid gold bezel.
The modest 36mm case comes in a slim profile, with the lugs curved to hug the wrist as you wear them. The crown on the Cosmo King are in a size that's really comfortable for winding and adjusting.
And now the dial...
The matte blue dial fascinates me to no end, a color not often seen in the Cosmo King circle. The color on the dial is aged evenly with a tint of yellow, its markings printed in while for the minute markers and the brand and model markings at 12 and 6'O.
The Titoni flower is applied at 12, the same aged gold as the hands and the hour indices. And speaking of the indices, that's where it gets a little more special. While more commonly in black, this piece has its application in blue ceremic. Although some of them have fall off, a large majority of the light blue hour indices remain, a treat for the collector.
Let's not forget the hands...
The hands are of the same gold tone as the applied logo and hour indices, in sword style that presents a slightly more casual appeal than the typical long stick hands.
"Aquos" - 1960s Titoni Cosmo King Day-Date Blue
- Hour, minute and seconds hands with day and date window
- Matte blue dial with jewel-set at 6'O
- 36mm stainless steel case with 14k yellow gold fluted bezel
- 42mm lug-to-lug
- 20mm lug width
- Titoni 25-jewel ETA 2834-2 movement @ 28,800vph
- Acrylic crystal with cyclops window at 3'O, polished heavily
- Aftermarket blue leather strap
This is a vintage timepiece. Please expect signs of ageing and wear. Watch is checked to be in working condition when shipped. International sales are final; buyers are advised to ask all questions before purchase. Accuracy of watch cannot be guaranteed and there might be unexpected issues due to its age; servicing is recommended for practical everyday use.
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