ETERNA 1940 Telemeter Chronograph Flyback Bronze Manufacture –5,190 euros
A new bronze watch looks very much like a gold timepiece, but the alloy soon acquires a charming patina.
With this new timepiece, the Swiss
manufacture re-releases a historical gold watch in trendy bronze. The choice of this material enables Eterna to enlarge the formerly petite model to a contemporary diameter of 42 mm, but without catapulting its price into the stratosphere. The telemeter scale can be used to determine the distance to the source of a sound, for example, a thunderbolt or (hopefully only historically relevant) a grenade launcher. The flyback function lets the user instantaneously restart the chronograph without an intervening step. Automatic Caliber EMC 3916A amasses a 60-hour power reserve and is based on Eterna’s modular Caliber 39, which, according to its manufacturer, can support 88 different complications. The movement is visible through a disk of sapphire surrounded by a stainless-steel rim in the back of the case.