2.0274 ETERNA MATIC SWISS, steel, 1960s

£180.00 (incl. VAT)

Housed in this 1950s automatic is the legendary Eterna-Matic movement, a design breakthrough that revolutionised the automatic watch industry. Stamped with the iconic five ball bearing insignia, the original dial of this watch has a handsome patina and is in great working condition. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop, and comes with a 12-month warranty and new 18mm black genuine leather strap.

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Key Features

Eterna is a brand known for pushing the envelope within the watch industry. This fine timepiece we have here today features the an early version of the legendary Eterna-matic movement. The Eterna-matic movement paved the way for the Automatic movements we know today, the caliber featured a ball-bearing mounted router that reduced friction, many other swiss brands looked to this system and incorporated it into their own movements. This piece also features an all solid steel case along with an evenly aged dial, the warm patina certainly gives this piece a ton of character. Keeping great time and ready to wear, do not miss this opportunity to own a piece of horological history!

About Eterna

Eterna has since 1856 manufactured high-quality mechanical timepieces born of traditional craftsmanship. Over its more than 150 years of existence, numerous major developments have emerged from the company’s workshops. At the 1904 Swiss National Exhibition in Bern, Eterna introduced the first wristwatch fitted with an alarm mechanism, a technical breakthrough which the company had patented in 1908.  One important contribution was in the realm of automatic watches. Indeed, when Eterna unveiled the Eterna-Matic movement in 1948, it changed the way brands looked at automatic movements. The Eterna-Matic caliber essentially featured a ball-bearing mounted rotor system to reduce friction. Five strategically placed ball bearings reduced friction and resistance on the oscillating weight that winds the mainspring and increased the watch’s accuracy. Eterna was the first to utilize such a revolutionary system … a concept that later became implemented by other brands. The Eterna-Matic movement is still used in certain watches today.


Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.



  • Stainless steel case.
  • Original acrylic crystal.
  • Steel screw-on caseback.
  • Original Eterna steel crown.
  • New, 18mm black genuine leather strap


  • Width w/o crown 35 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 32.4 mm.
  • Full height 39 mm.
  • Thickness 9.8 mm.
  • Strap 18mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original steel dial with five ball bearing Eterna insignia
  • Applied steel indices
  • Eterna-Matic” signature below numeral 12 position.
  • Steel ‘Dauphine’ style hands


  • Swiss made movement
  • Eterna 1412 UD
  • 17 jewels
  • 48h power reserve
  • Shockproof
  • Moistureproof/Dustproof

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-45 secs/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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