Helvetia Chronograph Watch
On the 14th April 1892 the Swiss watch company Louis Brandt & Frere registered the name ‘Helvetia’ as one of the brand names for their watches. Two years later in 1894 they also registered the name ‘Omega’ and applied it to a new range of high quality lever movement pocket watches they had developed using cutting edge manufacturing technology.
In the late 1940s they turned some of their capacity to produce some high-quality, and large for the time, wristwatches including solid gold wrist examples something they had not done before.
This Helvitia Chronograph is an example between the late 40s, early 50s. It comes complete with a 17 jewel manual wind movement and is finished in a gold plaque case with a steel case back.
This example has a beautiful patina and comes complete with a slim brown leather strap finished with a gold colour buckle.
This watch comes in a contemporary presentation box.