Enicar Sherpa Super Dive

Enicar Sherpa Super Dive - Ref 144-35-02
Circa 1970
Automatic winding - Steel

Black genuine dial signed and in very good condition
Cream inner rotating bezel lightly topicalized
Luminescent applied indexes
Luminescent flat hands
Central seconds hand
Date at 03:00 (red numbers)
Quick-Set Method (20-24 h)

Inner rotating bezel is moved by the upper crown
Original signed crowns

Diameter: 40 mm. (44 mm. winders incl.)
Thickness: 14 mm.

Super Compressor Stainless steel back hardly readable (as often on this model)
but signed and showing the following indications:
Ultrasonic / Incabloc / Brevet 0911262 / Stainless Steel Back and the reference number (144-35-02)

Calibre de manufacture AR1145
24 Rubis - 18.000 A/h - Réserve de marche: 45H00

Tropic strap (New)
Standard length (+/- 23 cm watch incl.)
Steel buckle - width between lugs: 20 mm

Light usual scratches on lugs and case (never polished)
but remains in really good overall condition
More important: in its original condition (strap excepted)

History of maintenance is unknown but the watch is of course in perfect working order and keeps very good time…

History:
In 1956 a team of Swiss Mountaineers and Sherpas ascended Mount Everest, on their wrist the Enicar Seapearl. Capitalising on the media attention surrounding this ascent, Enicar added the Sherpa moniker to their watches.
The Sherpa series quickly met a real success so that Enicar proposed « Sherpa » watches in more than fifty variations.
This Super Dive, one of the fist Sherpa models, is very researched for its design and its large dial. Prices increase since few years already.

Year: Circa 1970

Price: 4.400 €