Eterna 1938 Chronograph (Heritage Collection)

Baselworld 2012:  Introduced in 2010, Eterna’s Heritage collection has resulted in some fantastic timepieces, each a tribute to Eterna’s past.   First there was the 1973 Super KonTiki, then last year we saw the 1942 Pulsometer, and this year Eterna is releasing the Heritage Chronograph, derived from a predecessor which debuted in 1938.  Reflecting the aesthetic codes of the late Art Deco period, the Eterna 1938 Chronograph is distinguished in its contrasting brushed and polished steel case surfaces, its matte black dial, geometrically balanced gold-toned minute and seconds circles enhanced with nine similarly colored Roman numerals, gold-toned hands, and a nicely paired strap.  You could make a nice little watch collection for yourself if you owned each of the splendid Eterna Heritage Collection pieces!

Eterna Heritage Chronograph 1938

Limited edition 1938 pieces

45.5mm x 36mm steel case (13.1mm thick), automatic mechanical movement (ETA 2894-2), black leather with orange stitching and polished and brushed stainless steel folding clasp

closer look at the dial and case — note the contrasting polished and brushed steel surfaces

Reference Number 1938.41.45.1250