The first of all Sherpa Graph’s was announced at the “Basel Mustermesse 1960” and shortly after that published in the Enicar In-house magazine “Saturn”

Reference NumberSerial RangeWatches produced
1308 BaNCH272.5xx – 272.9xx500

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.

Dial

The dial of the MK Ia was wether grey or 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.

MK Ia Dial comparison

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 are so far identfied with and without radium lume inside the hand (more on this topic here). The other one is known with the classic paddle hands, which is also used on later executions.

The second hand is unpainted and straight. It sligrhly longer than the dial and goes over the bezel.

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

Crown

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

Measurements: 6,15 x 2,65; Tap 12

Back

The back shows the cloverleaf of early Enicar watches.

Movement

High quality Valjoux 72 with rosé golden finish.

More information you can find in the following blog posts:

Lume or no lume – that is the question!

You maybe noticed that I updated the MK Ia section with new pics. I finally got my own super early Graph which I can explore and compare. Thanks to a good soul in Canada. The watch also has a nice history, but that is maybe something for another entry. On first view you notice, that …

Stirling Moss and his “Stirling Moss”

The name that is mostly attached to the first of all Sherpa Graphs is the one of the famous F1 driver Stirling Moss. Though we have seen him in the Enicar ads and also in the Enicar house magazine “Saturn” wearing a Sherpa Graph, until now there were no pictures public showing him wearing an …

Story behind my watches Pt.2: Enicar Sherpa Graph Mk Ia

Dear Enicar friends, in part 2 about the stories of my watches, I’d like to talk about my grail watch the Sherpa Graph MK1a with skeleteon gladius hands and grey dial. Back in 2018 a guy from Canada was writing me, that he inherited a nice Enicar watch from his grandfather. Turned out this was …