1972 Helvetia " New World " Barrel Cal. 76 of The Blood Omega Dial Type Wood.The description of this item has been automatically translated. My personal website, send a message to ask for the address.
To follow my repairs: ocoeurdutemps Facebook. Helvetia is the name of an ancient Roman region located in the plateau between the Alps and the jura. Today, this region is located on the territory of Switzerland. Approximately, a group called the Helvetii emigrated from southern Germany to present-day Switzerland but encountered, in the southward advance, the armies of Julius Caesar. The Romans founded the province of Helvetia in 15 BC.
This region was relatively calm and prosperous until the invasion of the Germans in 256 and the retreat of the Roman troops. From then on, the region was constantly disputed between the Franks, the Germans and various feudal wars took place until the creation of a "Confederation" in 1291 by the alliance of three regions: Uri, Schwyz and Unterwald. Helvétia was a brand of the General Watch Co.
A company founded in 1895 by the successors of Louis Brandt and Frères in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Louis Brandt died on July 05, 1879. In 1880, Louis-Paul and his brother César (3rd son of Louis Brandt) settled in Bienne where they founded their watchmaking factory and launched their first caliber produced by mechanical processes. The house brands are born thanks to this innovation, they are jura , Patria, Helvétia, Celtic and Gurzelen (which quickly enjoyed great success), not to mention the Labrador brand (born from the lever escapement caliber of the same name launched in 1885, with an accuracy of 30 seconds per day), it is the driving force behind the company's products.Four years later, the General Watch company reached a production of over 100,000 watches per year, thus becoming the largest producer of watches in Switzerland. At that time, the brand collaborated with other manufacturers, including Audemars Piguet, with which, in 1892, high-end watches were developed, notably equipped with a minute repeater. It was then a worldwide innovation and the brand continued to gain popularity until the First World War.
During the Great Depression of 1930 the Swiss watch industry was severely affected and the Helvetia brand also experienced great financial difficulties but was saved by a fund from the Swiss government intended to safeguard its watch industry. During World War II, the brand designed military watches for both the Royal Navy and the Wehrmacht. After World War II, Helvetia continued to produce high-end mechanical watches until the 1970s when the brand disappeared with the emergence of quartz movements. For the rest, everyone knows Omega, founded by the Brandt brothers, one of the biggest watch brands in the world, maybe even the best..
We can therefore say that this sublime barrel-shaped Helvetia has OMEGA "blood".. DESCRIPTION and UNDER THE HOOD. Dimensions : width excluding winder 37 mm, length 32 mm at the end of the handles and 9 mm thick including glass, men's model in this seventies period, but today unisex. Housing : in exceptional condition, typical of the 70s, barrel-shaped, in yellow gold-plated metal, brushed. Glass : plexiglass, thick, slightly convex, in new condition.
Dial : out of the ordinary, in the "limed wood" style, "stick" hands, golden applied indexes in relief, a second hand with all the details, this is what makes it so original. Switzerland, Helvetia 76, base Peseux 7040.
Designed at the end of the 60s, mechanical with manual winding. The balance beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 40 hours, the jewels total 17 rubies, shockproof. In perfect working order, revised and checked by me. New, in genuine ostrich-style calfskin, fitted with a folding "butterfly" type push-button buckle, 18 mm wide at the level of the watch. An extraordinary design and dial.
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To view other great models of O Heart of Time.. The Romans founded the province ofHelvetia in 15 BC. At that time, the brand collabor. Boucle déployante avec bouton poussoir.Cuir de veau véritable façon autruche. The item "1972 Helvetia New World Barrel Cal. 76 of The Blood Omega Dial Type Wood" is in sale since Saturday, January 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "ocoeurdutemps" and is located in Villeneuve Loubet. This item can be shipped worldwide.