ETERNAL 40s | VINTAGE CALATRAVA | MINT
Minimalist Calatrava style Eterna in fantastic condition Switzerland, 1947
ETERNA | CALATRAVA | 35MM (37.5MM WITH CROWN) | MANUAL PULLOUT | SILVER DIAL WITH 12 HOUR SCALE | CAL. 520h | MINT CONDITION | 1947 | SWITZERLAND
Technically, the Eterna works flawlessly: (297°; +8s/d).
This Swiss watch manufacturer Eterna was founded in 1856 by the doctor Josef Girard and the teacher Urs Schild as the ébauche manufacturer Girard & Schild in Grenchen. It is also the nucleus of the largest Swiss watch movement manufacturer ETA SA.
The lettering Eterna has been on the dial since 1875. From 1932 the company was divided into:
- Eterna S.A. as a manufacturer of precision watches and the
- ETA SA as a manufacturer of watch raw movements.
From this division, the companies were managed via the holding company ASUAG.
This caliber 520h corresponded to the chronometer standards of the time. In 1947 Eterna equipped Thor Heyerdahl's expedition team on the raft Kon-Tiki with the watches. And in 1948, the manufacturer presented the Eterna-Matic, a ball-bearing rotor for automatic winding. Even today, the company logo contains these 5 balls as a sign of the invention of the flywheel with ball bearings.
Eterna has been part of the Chinese company China Haidian since 2011.
Your box & more for you
Our extra for everyone
Did not find what you are looking for?
The box for you contains: your new watch & presented in the original watch box & high-quality packaging in the Optionata gift box & with a 1-year guarantee on the function & certified with the buyer's seal of the Händlerbund
It's all in there for you.
1. STRICTLY CONTROLLED QUALITY GOODS
We only offer handpicked watches from our own stock as well as watches from private sellers. In both cases, the watches are physically with us and are checked according to strict quality criteria.
2. CERTIFIED WITH "BUYER SEAL - SHOP SECURELY"
Trust is good, security even better. That's why we have had ourselves checked and certified by the Händlerbund to give you maximum purchasing security. The "Safe Buyer" seal is our investment - it is of course free of charge for you. All watches are sold through this certified service.
3. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY
We guarantee the authenticity of the watches we sell. If you have any doubts about the authenticity of the watch after purchasing it, please contact us via our contact form within 14 days of receipt of the goods. We will examine the case and together we will find the best solution for you.
4. 1 YEARGUARANTEE ON FUNCTIONALITY
Our watchmakers check every watch for functionality and guarantee this for 12 months from the date of purchase. If the movement should fail or cause problems during this time, we will take care of the repair at our expense.
5. PERSONAL SUPPORT
Throughout the browsing and purchasing process, you can contact us directly with any questions about the watch, the process, or the purchase. We are personally available to you at any time via several channels and will support you in the best possible way.
6. HIGH QUALITY PACKAGING
We ship collector's items, and our shipping box shows it. It protects your valuable purchase and is also an incomparable statement for the true, beautiful and good inside. It shouldn't get to you otherwise.