What about this superb Minerva Chronograph, salmon dial?

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2019-10:24
After the Montblanc Heritage Manufacture Pulsograph I recently reviewed, I wanted to show you something a bit older, which I suspect to be from the Frey's era, before the brand was bought by Gnutti and Co, so before the year 2000.

Here is a Minerva Chronograph Salmon dial. I have no informations about that one, apart that the movement is the Cal 13.20.

Now you see where the inspiration comes from... 

I would bet on a 40 mm case. 

If you have more informations, please share them. 



It's just a rendering, nothing real. [nt]

 By: Pour le Mérite : August 3rd, 2019-11:33
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How can you say that? [nt]

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2019-13:20
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Okay, I take back everything I said...

 By: Pour le Mérite : August 3rd, 2019-15:36
It's a Minerva Ref. M132001 made out of aluminum with white gold buckle from the 2000s. For further details check: Link

Aaaah, I couldn't figure out it could not exist... Thanks for your research, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2019-23:48
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My pleasure to help you out! [nt]

 By: Pour le Mérite : August 4th, 2019-05:14

That's the interest of this place: Sharing knowledge and informations. Well done, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 4th, 2019-05:15
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 By: Pour le Mérite : August 4th, 2019-05:52
Btw looking at the price this watch sold for, it has to be an absolute bargain. :o

Yes... Too bad I wasn't aware of this auction... [nt]

 By: amanico : August 4th, 2019-06:26
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Minerva, Gnutti & Co.

 By: chezlaskin : August 3rd, 2019-13:50
I bought this watch (on this site actually) from William Massena. This is from the very short era right after it was sold by Frey and re-imagined by Gnutti and Co. It has basically the same dial as this piece you've shown. I am fairly sure it's a vintage dial that they used at that time. But the finishing on the case, and movement are absolutely top-notch - much nicer than Minerva was before the Frey sale. It has a 13-20 in it as well. This dates from around 2002-2003. I've never seen this single-button version, but not saying it didn't exist. But the one I'm showing here does exist and it's a spectacular watch.

Thanks for your very interesting input, my friend. Much appreciated, and superb watch as well! [nt]

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2019-14:22
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Beautiful piece [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 3rd, 2019-15:07
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Yes, there are several others which are worth being mentioned. I sadly lost pictures, but I will try to find some. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2019-15:15
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Good luck with that search ;-)) [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 3rd, 2019-15:17
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Yes, I know, it will be challenging. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2019-15:20
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And his WG brother

 By: bon092 : August 4th, 2019-01:50
I have its WG brother. A beauty but I am a bit careful nowadays while I lost a pusher ones and a factory overhaul costs an arm and a leg.
I know I have to add a picture, but the watch is in a save now. 🤪. Sorry

I would love to see a picture! And I am sure I am not alone! ;)

 By: amanico : August 4th, 2019-01:52
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Here we go, but an older picture

 By: bon092 : August 4th, 2019-12:06

I saw this one! Top nice. Thanks for sharing these pictures. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 4th, 2019-13:56
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 By: 997c4gts : August 4th, 2019-14:15
I see what all the fuss is about for Minerva!

One of the very good chronograph makers, indeed. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 4th, 2019-14:16
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Soooo nice...

 By: KMII : August 31st, 2019-23:46
And clearly an inspiration to the current line. But I have to say I prefer the 40mm size 👍🏻

And the good thing is that you will find a very nice 40 mm chronograph, housing the Cal 13.21, with or without enamel dial. Something I am considering, too. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2019-00:15
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