1950s Minerva Chronograph (Ref. 1327) Salmon Dial W/ Stepped-Lug Case
In 1858, Charles Robert and his brother Hyppolyte founded a movement-making company appropriately called H. & C. Robert in the Swiss town of Villaret. 28 years later, they registered the Minerva brand (named after the goddess of farming, craftsmanship, and science). Then, a couple of decades later, Minerva released their first chronograph movement, the cal. 19-9. The brand would go on to be known as one of the best chronograph makers in the industry, which is why this ref. 1327 is so cool. As part of that amazing lineage, we know the heartbeat is something to get excited about. But then you've got the gorgeous, timeless design of this 2-register chronograph, plus a super unique salmon-colored dial, it doesn't get much more special than this.
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The beautiful and classically designed stainless steel case features elegant and ornate step lugs, exhibiting minimal signs of previous use. The stainless steel case back is clean, with the original factory markings remaining deep and crisp. The watch will be supplied on a 2-piece handmade leather strap.
The dial on this watch is absolutely stunning, featuring two large, tonal sub-registers and mirrored Roman numeral hour markers that amplify the watches aesthetic to something truly special. The dial shows light and even aging, unlocking even more subtle vintage charm. The watch features simple sword-style hands with no lume.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.