Sherpa Graph MK Ia

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Iconic Enicar Sherpa Graph MK Ia

The first of all Sherpa Graph’s appeard in spring 1960.

Reference Number: 1308 BaNCH

Serial Range: 272.5x- 272.9x

Case

Stainless steel EPSA compressor case with bajonet lock.

40,2mm x 49,3mm without crown, 13,5mm thickness, lug width 20mm

Bezel

The inner tachy scale of the MK I is just found in white color and has “Tachymetre Base 1000” on it.

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Tachy Base 1000 bezel

Dial

The dial of the MK Ia was allway black with white subs. Some aged subs looks yellowish. The Enicar logo is applied and the old one with the letters in the middle of the saturn.

Since we are at the beginning of the 60s, the dial lume is made of radium.

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Sherpa Graph MK Ia dial

 

Lately I also have seen some grey dials. Its not clear if this was a real dial color you could buy or just a faded black one.

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Grey (black faded?) and black dial of MK Ia

 

Hands

For the Enicar MK Ia are two different hand versions known. The most prominent one is when minute and hour hand are formed like a sword, so called “gladius hands”. They are exclusive to the execution and contain radium lume. The other one is known with the classic paddle hands, which also later executions uses.

The second hand is unpainted and straight.

The subdial hands are unpainted and also looking like tiny leafs.

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Beautiful gladius hands

Crown

The MK Ia has one of the older, thin compressor crowns. They are way smaller than the ones of the next references and are without the later Saturn logo.

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Early compressor crown without Saturn

Back

The back shows the cloverleaf of early Enicar watches.

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Cloverleaf back

Movement: High quality Valjoux 72 with rosé golden finish.

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High quality movement

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