Upon seeing pictures of this watch for the first time, the case indeed registered to me as being that of the original round El Primeros dating from the late ’60s. (Phillips lists this watch at 37.5mm, which is interesting, because all A386 watches, including the original, have traditionally been 38mm. If this is indeed a new case, it would make the watch all the more interesting. We’ll follow up to confirm one way or the other.) The dial, however, didn’t exactly strike me as a reference to the original A386, whose overlapping, tri-color sub-dials are at least as emblematic of that reference as its case and movement. Rather, this watch’s dial, with two large sub-dials at three and nine o’clock and a much smaller one at six, seems to point to the original G381, which was a yellow gold piece with a black-and-white dial.
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