1960s Enicar Ultrasonic (Ref. 125/001)
Many Enicar watches host the word ‘Ultrasonic’ beneath the iconic Saturn logo below the 12 o'clock. While the 'Ultrasonic' marker does not indicate a specific reference or style of Enicar, it is actually the name of a technological procedure which they began using 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. The method 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 a significant lifespan to their watches, minimizing an owners need to seek frequent watch service. This special lubrication process was one of Enicar's prized innovations.
|Bracelet||Enicar Beads of Rice Bracelet|
This handsome case with curved lugs has been lightly polished in the past and exhibits a striking mirror-like finish. The acrylic crystal is in excellent condition. The original crown is adorned with the Enicar logo. The caseback engravings remain crisp and clear. The original beads of rice style bracelet is in stunning condition exhibiting only very mild stretch.
The beautiful silver sunburst dial reveals minimal signs of age. The four lume plots (at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock) have acquired a creamy yellow patina and show normal signs of age under U.V. inspection. The silver indices and date window show very little signs of age. The original tritium Dauphine hands match the dial nicely and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time perfectly. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.