Cosmo King of King
I always love watch that is extravaganza or flamboyant in styling. Something that is eyes-catching, something that is attention seeking..... something that is a lot more bling bling.... Well this is one Titoni Cosmo King that really sparkling well.....
When my Indonesian friend sent me an email regarding this watch, I called him in the middle of the night and asked him to pick up and send me the next day urgently.
This is a vintage Titoni Cosmo King Day-Date from early 1990's era. It is a full gold plated version. What make it differs from common Cosmo King are the full diamond paved dial with ruby hour markers, diamond looking bezel and a displaying caseback.
The golden champagne dial is fully drenched in diamonds and rubies apart from the Titoni logo just underneath the day function. The hour and minute hands are sword like. The second hand is black in colour and making a good contrast with the ever shining dial.
Titoni has a secret recipe for the diamond bezel. It is neither make of swarovski stones nor cubic zirconia.... It is a machine engraved bezel with cherry blossom pattern and finally sprayed with platinum colour coating. After a while the coating may faded and it look like a "diamond" fall off from the bezel......
This watch comes with solid bracelet which is gold plated as well. Unlike most Titoni bracelet, this one is with the hidden clasp.
This watch is equipped with mineral glass crystal. This is the transition period before the Cosmo King being equipped with sapphire crystal.
Another specialty of this Cosmo King is the see-through screw in back case. The back case is stainless steel and without any plating. It display the Titoni self assembled and modified ETA 2834-2 movement with 25 jewels and beating at 28,800 bph. This movement is a highly reliable workhorse with a power reserve of approximately 38 hours.
This is truly a timepiece that is in a league of its own. I hope to find another one in stainless steel or two tones in the future..... Stay tuned for my endeavour in hunting for Cosmo King of King!!!