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Mar 01, 2023,12:21 PM

But this one is BLUE !

Finally, after a quite long search for one with its dial in perfect condition, and also after the customs took their time deciding if they wanted to keep it or not (luckily it came with box and papers), I finally got my hands on this beauty. Got it inspected and switched the original navy blue alligator strap for this black stingray (I thought it gives good contrast with the color and pattern of the dial) and here it is !
Dear Nicolas I hope it was worth the wait for you too after past month’s teasing 😅
To Dr Jekyll and Mr Enamel, aka GLau, am I allowed to the enamel club with this one ?

UN refers to the dial of this San Marco as « émail guilloché et flinqué », which means from my understanding that the enamel is applied to the pre stamped (hand made) guilloché dial usually made from gold or silver.
Here are some pics of the process I found on the UN Facebook page :

May everyone have a great day ! 🙏🏻

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Congrats! Looks brilliant with this strap as well!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 1st, 2023-12:32

Thanks a lot !

 By: borisundercover : March 6th, 2023-20:01

Wonderful dial

 By: Credor : March 1st, 2023-13:18

Thx !

 By: borisundercover : March 6th, 2023-20:03
Here is a pic I took before switching the straps which gives more justice to the dial : ...  

I Love it!

 By: cazalea : March 1st, 2023-15:19
I was about to say "I've always wanted one of those blue UN San Marco watches, then I remembered that I basically have one (duh) although a bit heavier and more complicated. I wonder if the Seiko guys a similar technique on this dial -- a bit darker blue,...  

We are twins on this watch, Mike.

 By: edtonkin : March 1st, 2023-16:36
One of a select few and don’t see very often. I now know I have good taste if I am able to emulate you!

Thank you !

 By: borisundercover : March 6th, 2023-20:15
Your Acqua Perpetual is stunning ! Also the dial of the Presage is beautiful and reminds me a lot of the UN Classico Manufacture « Grand Feu » issued around 2017 if I’m correct

The last picture is quite mesmerising🍻

 By: saintseiyaikki : March 1st, 2023-16:06
Just think they are very good at this type of classic watch, may not be their focus now...

Hearty congratulations! It’s always wonderful to see

 By: edtonkin : March 1st, 2023-16:41
someone finally get what they have been searching for. You seem happy and that makes me happy for you. This is a watch that really started me on my collecting path years ago. It led me to become dear friends with Rolf Schnyder. He knew I loved my blue ena... 

That’s a lovely watch.

 By: KURT_DAVID : March 1st, 2023-17:35
The Stingray strap is stunning! May I ask where you got it from please. Looking for a nice Stingray strap myself and that’s the best I’ve seen in my limited knowledge. Kind regards Kurt.

Love these now old U.N.

 By: amanico : March 1st, 2023-23:16

++1! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : March 3rd, 2023-17:12

Glad you like it )

 By: borisundercover : March 6th, 2023-20:06
This one was sold new to a Japanese gentleman in 1994. Almost 30 years already !

Lucky catch.

 By: amanico : March 6th, 2023-20:45

Sexy blue dial collection !

 By: borisundercover : March 6th, 2023-20:10
Yours looks great on the bracelet, I might get one someday ! Also your Acqua Perpetual is a true gem !

Thanks! That San Marco is actually my wife's but I had come very close to buying one for myself before acquiring some other UNs. Maybe I should buy her a nice strap for it for

 By: InDebtButOnTime : March 7th, 2023-01:00
her birthday? ;-) HaHa! I did end up chasing down that same bracelet for my blue 40mm Dual Time and ended up getting the very last one in UN's inventory (about 4 years ago).

lovely UN san marco - case in PT too?

 By: GuinnessForMeAndTheWatch : March 11th, 2023-13:07
my similar “complicated” dial ...  

many thx sir

 By: GuinnessForMeAndTheWatch : March 11th, 2023-13:28
dial hand engraved silver finished with champleve enamelling ...