Enicar Sherpa Super Jet 148-35-03
Explore the timelessness of the Enicar Sherpa Super Jet 148-35-03, a vintage masterpiece that blends history and innovation seamlessly. Unlike traditional Divers Countdown bezels, this watch boasts a distinctive 24-hour dial read of the fourth hand in a striking Red/Black checker pattern on the inner bezel.
Introduced in 1931, the Sherpa family by Enicar has become synonymous with exceptional timepieces, featuring a diverse range of models, including the iconic Sherpa Jet-graph released in 1951. A unique blend of chronograph and GMT functionality, this watch features a rotating twenty-four-hour bezel with a movable plastic marker, ideal for timing prolonged events.
In 1956, Enicar gained acclaim as the official watch of the Swiss attempt to conquer Mount Everest, with expedition leader Ernst Reiss praising the reliability of his Enicar watch. This endorsement catapulted Enicar into the spotlight, attracting attention from enthusiasts and even securing legendary race driver Stirling Moss as a spokesperson for the “Ultrasonic Sherpa.”
Founded in 1913, the Enicar Watch Company has a rich history of innovation, being the first to use Radium in 1914 for luminescent dials. Throughout the mid-forties, Enicar delved into chronograph models, and in the sixties and seventies, the brand developed its own automatic movements, focusing primarily on sport watches.
Enicar’s legacy includes the Sherpa Graph, worn by racing pilot Stirling Moss, and the Sherpa Graph linked to F1 legend Jim Clark. The brand’s distinction lies in its popularity in Asia, particularly in China and Russia, owing to its affordability and high quality compared to domestic timepieces.
Despite a valiant effort during the quartz crisis, Enicar succumbed to bankruptcy in 1987. The remnants of the brand found new homes, with watch cases going to ChronoSwiss and the brand name auctioned to a Hong Kong investment company. Experience the heritage and craftsmanship of Enicar with the Sherpa Super Jet 148-35-03, a timepiece that encapsulates the brand’s storied journey through the annals of horological history.
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