World’s thinnest watch (Jun, 1979)
I would buy almost anything if it was called the Concord Delirium I.
World’s thinnest watch
A quartz analog watch barely as thick as a nickel has been introduced by Ebauches SA of Switzerland and ETA, its subsidiary. The solid-gold watch, only 1.98 mm thick (0.52 mm thinner than its nearest rival, says the maker), required that most components be specially designed. With its quartz-crystal time reference, the watch is accurate to within 10 seconds a month. But it’s face has no second hand and no calibrations. The Concord Delirium I is an aristocrat at a royal price: $4400. The same technology, however, can be applied to more practical watches.â€”V. E. Smay