Somehow I have gotten my hands on this classic Rolex Master-GMT.. It looks pretty clean, but the second hand is stuttering and the amplitude is low for a Rolex cal 1570. This has the two toned gold SS case, With a brown/burgundy gilt dial. This is the early mat dial version with the small luminous dots. This model has picked up the nickname “Eastwood” as it’s said to be Clint Eastwood’s favourite Rolex.
Among the premium manufactures of watchmaking’s golden age, Certina ranks as one of the most underappreciated and undervalued brands. Derived from the Latin certus (certain or reliable), Certina became synonymous with durability under the harshest conditions. Considered by some the equal of many better-known rivals such as Omega and Rolex, Certina was among the best values of its era – all the more so today on the vintage market.
If ever there was an appropriately named watch company, Eterna is just that! With the benefit of hindsight, it’s apparent the vast horological lineage descended from this single company bequeathed an eternal legacy to watchmaking. Eterna’s influence on both technological innovation and the Swiss watchmaking industry can hardly be overstated.
Tempus fugit, amor manet… “Time flees, but love endures,” or so goes the ancient Latin proverb. Although perhaps not a universal truth, it seems an apt expression for the enduring place Lemania holds in many collector’s hearts.