*Mint* Orfina Porsche Design Chronograph (Ref. 7750) W/ Original PVD Finish "Top Gun"
Porsche Design by Orfina watches were produced from the late 1970s into the 1980s. The Porsche Design timepieces have become icons and have also received a cult-like following due to their automotive association as well as some memorable Hollywood appearances. An early PVD day-date chronograph is seen on the wrist of LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell played by Tom Cruise in the hit movie "Top Gun" who is wearing an example made by Orfina and branded under Porsche design.
The Porsche design used the automatic day-date chronograph Valjoux 7750 movement which, from a complication perspective, packs a mighty punch. Orfina produced these references in stainless steel with two finishes. The bead-blasted anti-reflective stainless steel and a black PVD variant that is the one seen on Maverick's wrist in Top Gun. The case size is 40mm in diameter with screw-down case back, mineral crystal, Internal tachymeter bezel, black dial with tritium luminous indexes, day, and date at 3 o’clock position of the dial. It is rare to find an example such as the one we are featuring here at Craft & Tailored with the bracelet and the case fully intact and unpolished featuring the original finish.
|Brand||Porsche Design By Orfina|
|Material||Stainless Steel (Factory PVD)|
|Strap||Porsche Design (Factory PVD)|
The stunning case retains its original factory PVD finish and is in near "new old stock" condition. The case retains its original PVD pump pushers and crown. The mineral glass crystal is clear and in flawless condition. The case back shows some light tool marks from a previous service. The original Porsche Design bracelet exhibits all of its factory PVD finishing in near flawless condition and retains 24 links and no stretch from use.
This chronograph dial with both day and date functions has remained in perfect original condition showing no signs of aging or wear. Hands are also original to the watch in perfect condition with no signs of aging and no lume degradation.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.