Description

    Hamilton Automatic K-454 "Sputnik" With Original, Richard Arbib Design Sketch
    Case: gold filled top with stepped bezel, unique lugs, stainless steel screw down back, 41 mm x 34 mm
    Dial: silver, applied gold framed luminous circle markers, gold and silver ray lines, luminous gold Dauphine hands
    Movement: grade 661, Swiss, 17 jewels, automatic, monometallic balance, shock absorber
    Band: Hamilton crocodile strap and plated buckle

    Note: Asymmetric Hamilton mechanical watches are very popular with collectors. This so-called "Sputnik" model is in a standard round style case with a futuristic design element combining the sloped, double stepped bezel, recessed crown and "Sputnik" form lugs. It is accompanied by an original Richard Arbib color sketch marked HA-IM-4 that is rubber stamped. The final design of the K-454 is nearly identical to the sketch with the exception of the suggested hooded lugs.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Hamilton Automatic K-454 "Sputnik" With Original, Richard Arbib Design Sketch
    Dial: silver, applied gold framed luminous circle marks
    Hands; luminous gold Dauphine
    Metal: gold filled, stainless steel
    Case Info: two body, screw down back, unique lugs
    Case Length: 41 mm
    Case Width: 34 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: grade 661, Swiss, 17 jewels, automatic, monometallic balance, shock absorber
    Band: Hamilton crocodile strap and plated buckle
    Circa: 1960's
    Condition: movement is very good and running, dial is very good, case is sharp and also very good, there is a tear on the lower portion of the design sketch


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    29th Thursday
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