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Eterna 1935 Automatic Wristwatch NWW 1329
  • BandSteel Bracelet
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionExcellent
  • MovementAutomatic

Eterna 1935 Automatic Wristwatch

Good condition Eterna 1935 automatic wristwatch. Comes with inner and outer box, original bracelet, replacement leather strap, no paperwork. Original retail on 2007 was £1350. Eterna have been producing high quality watches since their formation in 1856 in Grenchen, Switzerland.  They have been responsible for many horological innovations including the 1948 production of the world’s first automatic wristwatch on a ball bearing mounted rotor – a huge technological achievement of the era, and the Eterna logo still today bears, the five ball bearings.  Then, there was the world’s very first alarm wristwatch, the smallest self-winding movement, the thinnest quartz wristwatch of all times with a mere 0.98 mm, the smallest quartz movement for ladies’ watches, and on and on.  For connoisseurs of Swiss quality timepieces, all these accomplishments transformed the name Eterna into a genuine legend.  The 1935:  The fact that wristwatches gradually came to epitomise portable timekeeping during the 20th century is due largely to their versatility. They matched sportswear and business attire just as aptly as elegant accessories. For Eterna, this new trend of wristwatches turned out to be an object of ongoing challenge.  In the thirties, the spirit of the times called for rectangular watches with the style of the Art Deco period. Their matter-of-factness was a perfect fit with the trendy styles in architecture and industrial design of the era. In the spring of 1935, Eterna awed the world with a very unique rectangular model. The newcomer stood out on the one hand with unprecedented formal clarity. Additionally, it established a sustained trend as regards legibility: the seconds hand no longer rotated on a subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock as was Commonplace in those days. A prominent centre sweep hand took its place. This trailblazing Wristwatch did not yet have a name at that time. Today, it is simply called the "1935" by Eterna. It pays homage to an epoch of constructive upheaval and to the fact that Eterna was once again a step ahead in technology and design. Reason enough to uphold tradition! The movement is a ETA 2681, 8 ¾ lines, self-winding mechanical design with ball-bearing-mounted rotor. 25 jewels. 40-hour power reserve. Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour. In fact the company ETA was originally Eterna until it was sold to the Swatch group so many ETA movements were originally Eterna designs.  Centre seconds hand.   Beautiful sliver dial with gold hands and dial markings in typical Art Deco fashion – outer part is smooth whilst inner central circle is engine turned. The case is stainless steel, polished and satin finished. It has a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with glass display back showing off the decorated movement. It is water resistant to 30 metres and a date window the six position. The bracelet is solid linked and solid end links which is very strong with Eterna signed double push button quick release clasp. Dimensions are: width 28 mm excluding crown, 32 mm including crown, lug to lug 43 mm, thickness 9 mm

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