Grands fonds 300 "Tropical Dial" & Bakelite Bezel

€11.000 EUR

In the 1960's, divers used only a watch and a mechanical depth gauge to calculate decompression stops. Water infiltration could therefore present a very high risk.

To overcome this problem, ZRC has therefore developed a new version of the so-called "definitive" Grand Fonds 300, in response to all the requests of the French Navy. Its first specificity is its stainless steel crown located at 6 o'clock, and its winding tunnel which is machined in the mass.

Thanks to a specific bracelet, it is impossible to wear the watch when the crown is unscrewed, the bracelet coming into abutment on the crown. This system, as simple as it is ingenious, prevents water from entering if the diver forgets to screw the crown back on before entering the water.

Here is the original model with its bakelite bezel, magnum hands and dial that has become tropical over time. Almost impossible to find in this condition. This watch is part of the history of diving watches, it was used by the French Navy from 1964 to 1982.

Reference ZRC 300
Year 1960
Movement Automatic
Diameter 36mm
Material Steel
Strap Steel
Box & Papers None

For us, the safe delivery of our important timepieces is of utmost importance, we offer you a 100% secure delivery wherever you are located. We monitor every single aspect of the shipping process of the watch, until it safely arrives at your doorstep.

Kindly keep in mind

Deliveries in France are made by Chronopost, UPS, FedEx or Colissimo followed.

Deliveries made outside France are made through Ferrari Logistique, the worldwide leader in transportation of High-end Jewelry & Watches

We cannot be held responsible for a delay in delivery caused by an event beyond our control or if you are unable to provide us with adequate delivery information.

We provide a  guarantee with our Products for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery. Except Waterproof.

Items are sent fully insured after receipt of funds.

We accept payments via wire transfer only.

In case of returns, the client has 3 days from the day of the receipt to contact us, in order to arrange terms and procedures.

Related Products

Recently Viewed

Follow Our Instgram

Stay updated and connected with us as we explore the world of vintage and exclusive watches