155 Minerva Attractive and Rare, Oversized Mono-Pusher, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Multiscale Dial

Estimate: €15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold €18,200

Model: Mono-Pusher Chronograph Red Arrow
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1930's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 519 633
Movement N°: 1594948
Dimensions: 46 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Minerva is a storied Swiss watch manufacture, famous especially for producing chronograph movements and today part of Montblanc in the Richemont group. The company began registering brands in 1886, starting with “Mercure” or “Merkur”, adding “Minerva” in 1887, as the brand became more important, and in 1929 the company became simply Minerva SA, Villeret. The lot here offered is a chronograph with a 46 mm case, with multiple scales on the dial. Preserved in great conditions, the stainless steel case has a snap on back and just one pusher to activate the start and stop chrono functions. The sophisticated black dial is a real joy for the eyes for its color, its patina, its intricate composition with external telemetry scale, inner spiral scale, Arabic numerals and the two subsidiary counter for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration. This watch most probably had military use, even though, there are no numbers or signs engraved in the case back.