Swatch Irony Vernissage - Chronograph Quartz - Model ref: YCS101- C.1996
Neo Vintage Swatch Irony Vernissage Chronograph Model Reference YCS101 Circa 1996
The Swatch Group, a Swiss conglomerate, is widely known for its iconic Swatch watches. Swatch was founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek, a Swiss-Lebanese entrepreneur, who aimed to revive the Swiss watch industry that was facing a crisis during the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s and early 1980s.
The Quartz Crisis resulted from the advent of quartz watches, mainly from Asia, which threatened the traditional Swiss mechanical watch industry. The introduction of quartz technology revolutionized the watch industry, making watches more accurate and affordable. However, it also led to a decline in the Swiss watch market. Swatch played a crucial role in adapting to this change by producing affordable, high-quality quartz watches with a focus on design and innovation.
Swatch not only revitalized the Swiss watch industry but also played a crucial role in promoting Swiss watches globally. The success of Swatch helped create a positive image for Swiss watchmaking, emphasizing creativity and innovation. Swatch not only revitalized the Swiss watch industry but also played a crucial role in promoting Swiss watches globally. The success of Swatch helped create a positive image for Swiss watchmaking, emphasizing creativity and innovation.
What’s on Offer
Swatch is an icon of the Swiss watch industry and is known for its fun colorful design aspects. This particular model was part of the first metal series introduced in 1996. For being over 20 years old the watch has been kept in excellent condition showing only very light blemishes on the case.
The black and white dial features 3 subdials for the 1-hour, 1-minute, and 10 hour functions which all have golden hands. The main baton hands are also gold surrounded by luminous pips featured above the numerals. The genuine leather strap seen on this Swatch is the original strap which came with it when it was released which is also in very good condition.
Case: Stainless Steel
Dial: Black with White Subdials
Bracelet: Genuine Leather
Movement Type: Quartz
Waterproof: Not Guaranteed
Power reserve: n/a
Condition: Very Good
Model Reference: YCS101
Date of issue: 1995
Warranty: 3 Months by VWS
Width (without crown): 39mm
Lug width: 20mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 45mm
Wrist size: Adjustable