Available NEW at Chronomaster from £225.00

Smiths Everest. NWW 1206
  • TypeModern
  • BandSteel Bracelet
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionMint
  • MovementAutomatic

Smiths Everest

Used but mint condition Smiths Everest, seven months old Smiths Everest on the original bracelet and spare black leather strap. Smiths are a company who can trace their beginnings back to 1851, and are involved in a wide range of industries, mainly engineering activity. The clock and watch side of the business became more prevalent in 1939 when they began manufacturing aircraft clocks. Sales to the civilian market started around 1947 with the production of household clocks and watches. During the same time Smiths were also engaged in other forms of instrument manufacture including pilot units, RPM Indicators, Air Speed Indicators, fuel gauges, head up displays, autoland systems amongst others.  Also for motorcars and motorcycles, they made dashboard instruments such as speedometers, rev counters, fuel, temperature, water, and oil pressure gauges as well as dashboard clocks. The company later ceased with watches and clocks. Within the last few years the trademark was purchased by Timefactors in Sheffield, who set to work in resurrecting the brand and called on a few of the earlier designs with historical context such as this one. The Smiths Everest was worn by Sir Edmund Hilllary in his 1953 ascent of Mount Everest. Other members of the expedition also wore the watch. This one is a homage the Smiths achievement of that era in name as well as a design. The case is a polished and brushed large size case with screw down crown. It has got a highly domed acrylic crystal, as many of the watches of this era had acrylic crystals. The acrylic is extremely tough, it will mark but will not shatter, so ideal for an explorer type watch. Has a nice effect when viewed at acute angles, where the dial print appears warped by the acrylic (seen on the Great Britain print in the photos). The dial is a matte black dial, typical of the “Explorer” design, and a practical, utility yet handsome looking dial. Luminous markings and hands with C3 luminovaThe movement is a 24 jewel Japanese made Miyota calibre 9015 automatic movement with hand winding capability and stopping mechanism for accurate time setting. Comes on the original bracelet with solid links and solid end pieces, with Smiths signed folding clasp. Comes in the original padded pouch with paperwork, card polishing cloth and Timefactors pen

Ref. NWW 1206. Price is £225

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