Carlo Ferrara’s signature “dancing hands” indicators are as mesmerizing as they are unique. Turn the crown and watch as the minute indicator (on the left) careens around the oblong subdial. Opposite, on the right side, the skeletonized hour hand mimics this spinning motion, moving up and down its vertical track and pivoting to point out the current hour. Together, these simple yet incredibly unique complications make for an easy to read yet wholly unique way of displaying time. The dial, elegantly engraved outside of the subdials offers a cutout at the 6 o’clock spot for the date display. Finally, the black alligator leather strap with its simple engraved buckle is original and affixes via screw-pins (not spring bars) to the 39mm 18kt gold polished case.
With the passing of the owner several years ago, Carlo Ferrara pieces are harder to obtain than ever before. Powered by an ETA-2892 movement, this watch is rare and getting rarer. A brand that only a few are familiar with, this watch will certainly add to a collection in need of a truly remarkable piece.