A Stunning & Extremely Rare Chronograph by Minerva. Most Likely The Best In The World!
Switzerland, mid 1930s
Original, black gilt radium dial with outer telemeter and inner tachymeter scale
Stainless steel watch case with snap-in caseback, serial: 452851
High grade, in house manual wind movement, calibre 19-9, serial: 151996
New, handmade brown Italian pigskin leather strap
Overall the watch is in untouched, mint condition. The original dial is in outstanding condition. Both dial and hands show original, matching radium luminous mass. The watch case appears to be completely unpolished, in perfect condition. The watch was just completely serviced by our watchmaker, in excellent running condition, (300°;+7s/d).
The watch comes from the grandson of the first owner in Münster, Germany. His late grandfather was a floodlight adjuster during WW2 and was working at an airfield in North Rhine Westphalia. This is a very rare, highly collectible and important timepiece, the best that has resurfaced in the last decade – a unique chance to acquire something very special. A one of a kind timepiece!