This is an ultra-rare 1983 Swatch prototype that comes in near-perfect condition. The GR700 Swatch watch model comes with a dark red case and strap, and a minimalist white dial with a day & date window at 3 o'clock.
The watch has been extensively tested by our watchmaker, and it keeps perfect time. It comes with all its original parts, apart from the original watch box. The watch will be beautifully packaged and delivered to you in a watch box, with a brand new battery as well.
What are Swatch prototypes? Well, Swatch has been around since 1983. Their plan to revolutionize the Swiss watch industry consisted in creating an affordable quartz wristwatch that will be entirely produced in Switzerland. So the first Swatch designs were prototypes: preliminary versions of how their colorful Swatch watches would appear on the market in the years to come.
Condition: Very Good.
Movement: Battery powered/Quartz
Year: 1983 Lug to lug: 38 mm Case width: 34 mm Strap: 20 mm 7-holes strap. Case + strap length: 23.5 cm. Swatch model reference: GR700 Day & date function. Swatch prototype.
The watch is in working condition.
Swatch watches since 1983
Swatch is a Swiss watchmaker founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayekand a subsidiary of The Swatch Group. The Swatch product line was developed as a response to the "quartz crisis" of the 1970s and 1980s, in which Asian-made digital watches were competing against traditional European-made mechanical watches. We have been collecting Swiss watches for almost 15 years and of course, this amazing brand had to make it in our collection. Moreover, it has become the most prominent one, as our collection rises up to 1000 Swatch watch models at this point. We have watches from all the major Swatch watch categories, such as Swatch Originals, Swatch Irony, Swatch skin, Swatch Bijoux, Swatch Digital Touch, Swatch Sistem51, Chronograph Swatch watches, Scuba Swatch watches, Flik Flak & more. Check out our entire collectionhere.
An amazing fashion innovation
From the start, the Swatch brand targeted primarily fashionable young people. Swatch dials were a riot of colorful, cheerful, cheeky designs. For Swatch, the dial (and sometimes the case) was a blank palette on which designers could put whatever they chose. There were no rules. Swatch’s anything-goes aesthetic allowed photographs, printing, painting, cartoons, designs – whatever – to go on the dial. The design stole the show. The time, in the form of three hands, was there, if you wanted it. Swatch quickly collaborated with contemporary artists to do limited, collector edition pieces. The first was Kiki Picasso in 1984 and eventually included dozens of artists. Have a look at our Swatch collection to find your favorite design!
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