Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch
Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch

Vintage Circa 1960 Eterna Matic Centenaire 18 ct Yellow Gold Gent's Watch

c. 1960 Switzerland

Offered by AC Silver

£1,295 gbp
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This impressive vintage automatic Eterna* Matic Centenaire gentleman's watch has been crafted in 18ct yellow gold.

The rectangular champagne dial displays sunken gold baton style hour markers in addition to the text Eterna Matic, Centenaire and the five ball Eterna logo**.

This genuine Eterna automatic wrist watch is fitted with gold dauphine hands and a fine central seconds hand.

The subtly chamfered, plain, hallmarked caseback clearly displays the 18k 0.750 mark, the Helvetia Head mark, and the hammer head mark (for gold watches made in Switzerland outside Geneva).

This vintage watch is fitted with a Swiss made 21 jewels, Brevete movement calibre 1428U***.

This man's watch is fitted with a replacement Hirsch matte black croco-grain style watch strap with a gold coloured tang style catch: almost identical to the original used in the late 1950s and early 1960's.

Notes

* Eterna was founded by Josef Girard and Urs Schild in 1856, Grenchen, Canton Solothurn.

** In 1948, Eterna advanced self-winding watch technology with the development of the Eterna-matic automatic movement. The use of five strategically placed ball bearings made the movement very efficient, reducing both friction and resistance on the oscillating weight that wound the mainspring. This popular watch was possibly the most famous Eterna watch, and as a result, in 1948 Eterna adopted the image of five ball bearings as its corporate logo.

***Originally designed in 1956 for the Centenaire model, calibre 1428 U was a flagship creation built to celebrate one hundred years of the firm’s illustrious past, boasting anti-magnetic shielding and Eterna’s own ingenious shock resistance system, the presence of which is indicated by the calibre number being followed by the letter 'U'

Dimensions

Length lug to lug 40mm / 1.57"

Width of case 29mm / 1.14"


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This fine wrist watch is in excellent condition with clear hallmarks to the interior of the caseback.

There are minor signs of wear to the upper right portion of the dial in keeping with age.

The movement has been professionally cleaned and serviced, and is in full working order.

If necessary AC Silver is happy to assist you with any repair query in the future.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this item.

The images do not reflect the true colours of this watch. The video however provides a more accurate reproduction of the actual colours.
Maker: Eterna

Origin: Grenchen, Switzerland

Date: Circa 1960
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU W7531 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase

Stock Code
w7531
Medium
A fine and impressive vintage Eterna Matic gents wrist watch in 18 carat yellow gold; part of our diverse vintage and pre-owned watches collection
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This vintage watch is fitted with a Swiss made 21 jewels, Brevete movement calibre 1428U***.
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