This Louis Rossel arrived yesterday from UK. It´s a SS-cased ref. 1624-A with AS 1988.
Not much known about Louis Rossel except that he was a Swiss designer and the watch company was in Neuchatel, Switzerland. They made very funky watches in a high quality, a part of them with tungsten carbide cases like Rado. Surely not everyone´s taste - you love them or you hate them.
Here are the seller´spics:
It was a bit more scratched than to see on those pics, but after some polishing it looks nice again. The dial is amazing, it changes the brightness of it´s blue dependant from the light and the angle of view. The range goes from a midnight-blue to a very light blue in the sun.
The original massive cuff bracelet looks fantastic, but it was a little bit too short so I had to mount an extension link.
The red gold plated(except rotor) AS 1988 runs fine and exactly. It´s neither listed at Ranfft nor at Heinz Hampel´s book about Swiss Automatics, probably a follow-up of the 1986 for a short period. The date quickset by pressing down the crown unfortunately gave up after a few clicks.
Here some pics:
Thanx for looking!
BTW, any other Louis Rossels here in the forum?