1950s Enicar Ultrasonic (Ref. 100/107)
Many Enicar watches host the word ‘Ultrasonic’ beneath the iconic Saturn logo. Now, while that marker does not indicate a specific reference or style of Enicar, it does in fact bear witness to the manufactural use of a new technological procedure now ubiquitous in the watch world. A procedure that Enicar conceived in 1953 in their factory in Oensingen, a city located in northern Switzerland. The 'Ultrasonic' process was designed by the Federal Institute of Physics in Zurich and was used to clean watch movement parts before assembly using ultrasonic waves. The institute then further enhanced the technology by formulating a special chemical coating, which was applied to each piece of the movement. The coating prevented lubrication from diffusing throughout, which kept the lubrication in its intended locations within the movement. This process added significant lifespan to their watches and minimized the owner's need to seek frequent watch service. This special lubrication process was one of Enicar's prized innovations.
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The chromium-coated case of this Enicar Ultrasonic measures 36 millimeters and, while well worn, has never been polished. The edges, of which there are many, from the bezel to the case sides and lugs, are sharp and well defined. The bezel and lugs are both beautifully designed, with a wide footprint that gives the 36mm size some definitive visual weight. The Enicar features a screw-down case back and is worn on a gorgeous dark blue leather strap.
We could describe any number of dial design elements here as stunning because they all are. From the cream color of its surface to its intoxicating leaf-shaped gold hour markers. From the razor-thin, radium-filled dauphine hands to the statuesque 12-hour numeral. The addition of double bar 6 and 9 markers, as well as the gently curved and bordered red date wheel all coalesce for a simply gorgeous wristwatch that exudes sophistication and style.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.