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Brand Helvetia, Bienne / Biel
Year circa 1940-1950
Movement No. 750 949
Case No. 38 018 (by Eric Monnier, La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Material 18K yellow gold
Bracelet brown leather strap
Buckle gilded metal buckle
Diameter 35.5 mm. (bezel)
Caliber 13’’’ (based on Valjoux 23 by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)
Height 44.2 mm.
Width 35.5 mm.
Weight 44.4 gr. (approx.)
Helvetia Watch Co., Bienne / Biel
On April 14, 1892, the Swiss watch company Louis Brandt & Frère registered the name “Helvetia” as one of the brand names for their watches. Two years later, in 1894, they also registered the name “Omega” and applied it to a new range of high-quality lever movement pocket watches they had developed using cutting edge manufacturing technology.