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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 4

    Enicar. A fine and large stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial and box


    Price Realised  


    Enicar. A fine and large stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black dial and box
    Signed Enicar, Aqua, Graph, Sherpa model, case no. 635’280, circa 1960
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. Valjoux 72, 17 jewels
    DIAL: black matte, baton numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, three subsidiary engine turned dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour register
    CASE: stainless steel, screw down back, faceted down-turned lugs, two chronograph pushers in the band, 41 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Enicar presentation box

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    Enicar was founded in 1914 in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Ariste Racine who named his manufacture by reversing his last name. The production of Sherpa chronographs started in the 1960’s and soon became very popular for their quality and design. They were meant to be tool watches and were originally used as such by competitive race drivers. 

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