Eterna - '1939' - Heritage Military Watch - Black Limited Edition - Model Ref: 1922.214.171.1249 ***SOLD***
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A new and unworn, modern re-issue, Eterna Model: 19126.96.36.1999 - Czech Air Force '1939' Limited Edition.
In approximately 1939 the Czechoslovak authorities approached Eterna, as military pilots needed a wristwatch made to precise specifications. As a result, Eterna obliged and produced for the Czech Air Force a piece, not dissimilar to the modern reproduction seen here. The originals still attract a great interest from collectors, which is why the company reissued it!
Some of the original 1939 models were engraved “Majetek Vojenské Správy,” which translated is roughly “military property”. Some, but not all of the original military issued watches also had a small set of crossed daggers engraved into one lug of the case.
The original watches were used by pilots and soldiers in the Czechoslovakian armed forces during WWII and are commonly known as the “Majetek”. To commemorate this chapter of military horological history, Eterna released a heritage piece, combining their rich history and experience in watchmaking with modern design and technological advancements, in a beautiful PVD-coated matte black case with a sapphire crystal.
Today the Eterna '1939' Heritage Military Limited Edition is made more for collectors than for military use and in so many ways, this reissue has a close resemblance to the original 1939 model. They share a very similar cushion-style case with round dial, the noticeable differences are the black PVD coated case and the very discrete date aperture above the 6 o’clock marker.
Only 500 of these were ever made in black, and so form part of a rare collectable set. All of these 500 pieces were sold out pretty quickly after there launch in about 2016! This is numbered 035x/1939.
What’s On Offer
This particular example we have for sale is in new condition with no indication the watch has been worn. It comes as a full set with all booklets and the original inner and outer boxes and a blank warranty card. There are no marks or blemishes on the watch which is in 10/10, mint condition.
Case: Black PVD, steel with screw on case back
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire
Bracelet: Brown vintage looking Eterna Leather strap and signed Buckle
Winding: Automatic/Manual wind
Movement type: Automatic
Waterproof: Yes, 50m
Condition: There are no signs of wear as the watch is new and unworn 10/10.
Model Reference Number: 43.46.1299
Date of issue: c.2016
Supplied with a 12-month Vintage Watch Specialist guarantee
Lug width: 22mm
Lug height (lug to lug): 49mm
Wrist size: Adjustable