|Model:||Les Historiques – Limited Edition 172/500|
|Material:||Solid 18K yellow gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||37.5mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||41mm|
This Eterna Matic “Les Historiques” limited edition (172/500) in 18K yellow gold has a lot to offer. The watch has a round white dial with 3 sub dials at 12 o’clock for minutes. Within the sub dial comes two windows for day and month both in English. At 6 o’clock come the hours and the moon phase and 9 o’clock the seconds and inner 24-hour indication. On the outer dial, comes the date ring. Each hour is marked with gold baton. The hands are in gold with “Pencil” style. The chronograph is activated with pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock. The crown has the Eterna logo. It is a 18K yellow gold back case with engraved inside “18k – 750 – Eterna Watch Co – Swiss – 678214768S” and outside “A172 – “Les Historiques”Eterna – 678.2147.68 S”. The watch has an automatic movement with caliber ETA 7750 and 17 jewels. The watch comes with a brown Eterna crocodile strap. The watch is fully serviced. )
The story of the brand started in 1856 when Dr. Joseph Girard and Urs Schild, a 28-year-old school teacher, realized that, with the emerging of the Swiss watch industry, there was a big opportunity for a company producing movements. They established the watch movement (ébauche in French) factory "Dr. Girard & Schild" in Grenchen (canton of Solothurn) and soon started producing both semi-finished movements (in French ébauches brutes) and fully finished watch movements (ébauches blanc-roulant). In 1876, the company manufactured the first pocket watch. The Eterna logo started to appears in 1890. In 1914, a wristwatch featuring an alarm function is patented. It was the first series production of wristwatches with alarm. In 1929, an 8 days power reserve was introduced. In 1932, Theodor Schild who led the company since 1899 died and passes to Rudolf Schild-Comtesse. 1948 was the year of a fundamental invention not only for Eterna but for the entire watch making industry: the Eterna-matic movement, a ball bearing mounted rotor. From now on, all the automatic watches produced by Eterna were marketed under the Eterna-matic name while the five tiny balls - which brought worldwide fame and success to the brand - were chosen as the new logo of the Grenchen manufacturer. This Eterna technology took watch making to new levels soon becoming the new standard for all automatic wrist watches in the world. It still remains in use today. In 2004, Eterna came with the Caliber 6036 and the 3030 in 2006. After being sold a few times, Eterna is owned by International Volant, actually renamed in 2014 to Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited.
Automatic movement with caliber Valjoux 7751 with 17 jewels and 28,800 A/h. It is derived from the 7750. The watch has the following complications: date, date, month, moon phase, 3 register chronograph, 24 hour hand, sub second hand, hacking second, quick-set date, quick-set moon phase and quick set day.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 37.5mm
Length including lugs: 41mm