Gübelin triple calendar moonphase Ipsomatic Square Felsa-693

Gübelin triple calendar moonphase Ipsomatic Square Felsa-693

Model: Square Triple Date Moonphase
Reference: 25594ST.OO.0789ST.01
Gender: Uni-sex
Year: 1950s
Material: stainless steel
Dial Color: Creme white
Dimensions: 32 mm
Watch Movement: automatic
Bracelet/Strap: alligator leather strap
Box/Paper: Original Gubelin box with Ipsomatic logo
Condition: Excellent

WRIST ICONS brings you a very rare Gübelin triple date moon Ipsomatic Square with a Felsa-693 caliber also known as the GÜBELIN CIOCCOLATONE ASTRONOMIC. This is a very fine and very rare, self-winding, stainless steel, square curved wristwatch with a silver dial and day, date, month and very nice executed moon phase.

This watch has been made in the 1950s. Most of these are made in gold, not very often you see them in stainless steel. The case dimensions are 32 x 30 mm and it houses a very refined automatic movement made by Felsa, the 693 Bidynator caliber. The Felsa 693 movement has the distinction of being the first commercial movement with a winding mechanism that wound in both directions.

What sets this watch apart besides it’s stainless steel case, is the beautiful opaline dial with the gorgeous Breguet painted numerals. Watch comes with a gorgeous period correct red GUBELIN IPSOMATIC watch box.

Similar watch has been offered in 2018 at Antiquorum auction.

What is the origin of Gübelin

Gübelin is a family owned company that started in 1854. With the opening of a small watchmaker’s shop in the Swiss city of Lucerne, the business grew over time, moving to ever-larger locations in the city until finally settling in the prime site on the quay that still houses Gübelin’s Lucerne boutique today.

How to set the Felsa 693 movement?

You can only use the  day and month pushers of this Gubelin Ipsomatic if you have turned 12 hours further after the date switch. So turn 12 hours further after date switching and only then use the poussoirs.


Very clean and pleasing example, just meticulously serviced and offered with our  WRIST ICONS 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. A vintage watch we think you’d be proud to own and enjoy wearing for decades!

  • Case: The stainless steel case seems to be in very good condition with a few nicks and marks, in overall good conditions for a 50 year old watch. Normal wear and tear. Back is on tight. Really hard to get off to take pictures of the movement.
  • Dial: Silver opaline dial with hanging "Dauphine" numerals (quite similar to Breguet numerals) with a blued steel index minute track, inner date ring with central date hand, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the lunations, good conditions as shown with little marks
  • Crystal: Genuine plexiglass
  • -Hands: Original faceted leaf hand set. Center seconds, and date hand with a small red triangle on top
  • Service history: Recently overhauled by my our watchmaker. Runs great. Very rare piece.

As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase.

  • Model: Square Triple Date Moonphase
  • Caliber: Felsa 693
  • Case: stainless steel
  • Lug size: 18 MM
  • Crown: original crown
  • Crystal: acrylic crystal
  • Movement: Felsa Caliber 693 12 ''movement, high grade finish, rhodium-plated, decoration of "fausses côtes de Genève", 25 jewels, adjusted 2 positions. Swiss lever escapement, Glucydur balance with screw, flat hairspring in blued steel, adjustment racket by swan neck spring and micrometric screw in polished steel, mass oscillating with central twist; soft iron cap
  • Dimension: Face measures 32mm x 30mm. Thickness approx 10mm. Lug to lug 18mm.
  • Strap: alligator leather strap in used but good condition
12 month warranty
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