Minerva was the roman goddess of wisdom, of trades, the arts, and strategy in war. Her domains included medicine, poetry, and handicrafts as well. She was in charge of so many things that Ovid called her the “goddess of a thousand works” and thats what we also can call this lovely vintage Minverva chronograph.
This is not only a beautiful and rare chronograph it is also powered by the world famous cal. Valjoux 72 - the same movement as in vintage Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytonas. Can it get any better?
Minerva is an underrated brand that has seen a huge uptake in interest amongst collectors lately, and represent huge value in the chronograph market.
Object number: 8
Reference: VD 712
Year: Approx 1950
Movement: Valjoux 72
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 36.5mm, without crown, 39.4mm with crown and 44.5mm lug to lug.
Strap/Bracelet: Used leather strap
Lug Width: 18mm
This example is in great vintage condition, with an original, untouched 3-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 untouched and have never been polished with sharp lugs and bevels. The case therfor got some signs of use.
Sold "as it is”!
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