The second “generation of Enicar Sherpa Graph’s appeard in winter 1961. The main change was a second dial color and new hands.
|Reference Number||Serial Range||Watches produced|
|1308 BaNCH||409.2xx – 409.7xx||500|
Stainless steel EPSA compressor case with bajonet lock.
40,2mm x 49,3mm without crown, 13,5mm thickness, lug width 20mm
The inner tachy scale of the MK Ib is predominantly found in silver color without the word “Tachymeter” on it. This is the only reference with this tachyscale. Few watches also had the “Tachymeter Base 1000” bezel from the MK1a reference and is seen as a transition.
The MK 1b introduced two new colors. Besides the known reverse panda dial, there was also a complete white dial available and a grey dial with white subs (the famous “Jim Clark” version). The Enicar logo is still the big and old one with the letters in the middle of the saturn. The subdials are also rippled.
Since we are at the beginning of the 60s, the dial lume is made of radium.
Minute and hour hand are introduced as paddles, which became very famous for Enicar watches. They are not painted and have a tip at the end. The tip is longer than on later executions.
The second hand is red painted and straight. It’s slightly longer than the dial and floats over the bezel.
The subdial hands are painted black or unpainted. Minute and hour counter hands looks like little arrows, second hand is just straight.
The MK Ib has one of the older, thin compressor crowns, but with Saturn on it. They are way smaller than the ones of the later references.
Measurements: 6,25 x 2,65; Tap 12
The back shows the cloverleaf of early Enicar watches.
Movement: High quality Valjoux 72 with rosé golden finish.
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