The nice part about collecting vintage pieces is that there is always more to learn and the Trematic Bidynator Triple Calendar Moonphase you see here today was one of these moments for me. When I was first offered this piece I had never heard of Trematic before. As is often the case with vintage watches, there were hundreds of brands making watches back then that do not exist today and so every now and then something completely foreign to me pops up.
That being said, I was immediately drawn to this piece for a few reasons. Firstly, the 37mm stainless steel case is unusually large for its era, and something that is prized by vintage collectors. On top of this, the form of this Trematic’s case struck me as well, with high quality bevels and thick lugs it had a very nice presence on my wrist. The two tone silver dial, combined with the triple calendar function made this watch too attractive for me to turn down- I mean just look at that moon phase!
Furthermore, the condition of this particular example is amazing. I would say that this piece has hardly been worn it is lifetime, featuring its original polished and brushed finishes and a stunningly well preserved dial. With where this Trematic is priced, it goes to show that by circumventing the bigger brands, you can get amazing value with vintage pieces.
This watch is powered by a Felsa Bidynator 963 movement, which is a self-winding bi-directional calibre with a triple calendar and a moonphase. This is an ideal dress piece, with the right amount of complications and enough presence on the wrist to keep things interesting. I am definitely a fan.