Eterna-Matic Centenaire 744 circa 1962 (Solid 18K Gold)


Brand: Eterna Watch Co.

Model: Eterna-Matic Centenaire ref. 744 Automatic Calendar (Linen Dial); Swiss Made circa approximately 1962

Case: Solid 18K yellow gold case with snap-back is approximately 35mm excluding the original Eterna signed winding crown

Strap: 18mm dark brown genuine alligator strap with 14mm signed Eterna Swiss yellow gold-plated tang buckle

Movement: Eterna-Matic cal. 1439U self-winding automatic movement (21 jewels) with quick-set date; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original Swiss-only silver linen dial with applied Eterna logo and "stick" hour markers; unique quick-set date by repeated pulling of the crown; original non-luminous hands; unpolished solid 18K gold case with low-profile domed acrylic crystal; high-grade Eterna in-house movement; classic thin alligator strap with Eterna tang buckle; includes original box and booklet/tag

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and careful use; sharp solid 18K gold case is unpolished with crisp edges; caseback remains clearly legible with "Centenaire" logo in the center and serial number on the outer edge; very attractive original silver linen dial with date display; excellent original non-luminous hands; new low-profile domed acrylic crystal

Other: This rare Eterna-Matic Centenaire is channeling some serious Mad Men vibes (think of Roger Sterling early on in the series). The beautiful original Swiss-only dial with linen finish glistens out in the sun and comes fitted in an unpolished solid 18K yellow gold case with ultra-slim profile that is sure to slide under any cuff. We equally recommend dressing it down with some jeans though. The original winding crown is signed and the low-domed acrylic crystal matches the sleek case perfectly. With a solid 18K gold case and in-house movement with quick-set date, this is a luxury watch that was ahead of its time and perfect for the astute collector. Oh, and it also comes with its original box and hang-tag booklet - $210.00 was a lot of money for a watch back in 1962!

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