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1960s Eterna-Matic Chronometer 18K YG

In 1856, a couple of guys named Josef Girard and Urs Schild started a watch movement manufacturer called, appropriately enough, Dr. Girard & Schild. They rebranded a few times, first to Schild Freres, then—perhaps after realizing that neither of the previous names rolled off the tongue—they started putting the name Eterna on their watch dials. That one stuck.

The brand has put out some really incredible pieces over the years, most of which fall under the sports-driven tool watch category. But then there are gorgeous, dressier watches like this Eterna-Matic from the ‘60s, featuring a 21-jewel, chronometer grade movement housed within a 35mm case made of 18k yellow gold. Whether worn to a black tie affair or a casual weekend brunch, this will no doubt work as a perfect accompaniment.

SPECS

Stock # ETRAUTCH18K
Brand Eterna-Matic
Style Chronometer
Model N/A
Serial 41XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Silver
Millimeters 35
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

  

CASE & BRACELET

The robust 18k yellow gold case features broad, shapely lugs that show light signs of use. The recessed yellow gold crown is original. The case back is clean and free of any marks. The watch will be supplied on a 2-piece handmade leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS

The sophisticated silver dial features a classic and gorgeous Calatrava-style layout, working perfectly as a backdrop to the gold indices and gold-surrounded date window. The hour and minute hands exhibit common oxidation while the second's hand retains its bright gold luster. The radium lume plots at every hour have aged to a charming golden color. The dial also features the rare chronometer language above the 5-point Eterna logo and Eterna-Matic name.

ACCESSORIES 

Non. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.