WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT
Eterna has been here since 1856 so there's a lot of history to consider when talking about this brand.
This Eterna-Matic Centenaire Chronometer is in outstanding condition, unpolished, all original including the signed plexiglass.
You don’t often find a Chronometer-certified Centenaire in this condition, also, this one has the gold medallion with the coat of arms of the Schild family. The founder of Eterna company.
The appearance of a ¨Chronometre¨ writing on the dial makes it even more special, If a watch is referred to as a chronometer, it has passed intense precision tests over a 15-day period and has obtained an official rate certificate from the COSC, which is the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. These tests measure the movement of the watch towards a set of accuracy. In order to receive this certification, the watch must remain within +6 and -4 seconds per day. Only around 3% of all Swiss watches achieved this certification.
The watch is in running condition and keeps good time for a watch of its age.
THE FINE PRINT
Model: Eterna-matic Centenaire Chronometer
Caliber: 1439 U
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 34.5mm diameter; 9mm thickness
Crystal: Origina Signed Plexiglass
Bracelet/Strap: New Blue Saffiano Strap
Lug Width: 120mm
-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.