Minerva was founded as the H&C Robert Company by two brothers in Villeret in 1858, and ultimately renaming the company to Minerva in 1923. Over the following two decades, Minerva introduced several now-legendary chronograph movements, including the caliber 13-20 seen in this watch.
The caliber 13-20 inside represents one of the earliest wristwatch chronograph movements to be developed. Minerva designed the movement in partnership with the specialists at Dubois Depraz. First released in the 1920s as a monopusher, Minerva adapted the design in 1940 to feature a twin pusher setup. The caliber 13-20 is noted for how advanced the movement architecture and construction were for its original time of production.
Object number: 142
Year: Approx 1940
Movement: The legendary, column wheel-equipped caliber 13-20
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Yes, unsigned
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather strap
Lug Width: 18mm
Serviced: Yes, warranty until 22-03-31
This example is in great vintage condition, with an original, untouched 2-register dial. The original lume is in the markers and hands have aged to a breathtaking brown-ish patina which is to die for. Pay special attention to the original blue-ish hands. The creamy dial have signs from natural ageing. The case is well preserved with sharp lugs and bevels. The case got some signs of use.
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