4.0098 *XXL* F.L.Loebner Berlin/Reich Chronograph Minerva cal.10, 46mm, 1930’s

£1,600.00

Rare, early military-purpose collectible mono-pusher MINERVA chronograph in very good condition. Has been branded by the Third Reich official supplier. Rare, large sized 46mm nickel case and original enamel dial in great vintage condition. The watch has been serviced with full disassembly, cleaning, oiling and adjusting. Still has great timekeeping.

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Key Features

For complicated chrono watch fans and collectors, this is a hard to find, early military purpose MINERVA chronograph in very good condition. The original nickel case is unusual as it is a bigger size than commonly found, while the enamel dial is also original and has been very well preserved. The watch features a brand by the Third Reich official supplier, and a collectible mono-pusher chronograph. Everything is in original vintage condition, and has been recently serviced with good timekeeping

The watch winds/sets using a crown. The chronograph button is for starting/stopping/resetting the central second hand. The minute chronograph counter works as well.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Make sure to follow  the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case

  • Original, circular case with softly rounded edges.
  • Nickel.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Flip down nickel caseback.
  • Onion shaped nickel crown.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 46 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, white dial.
  • Cursive style, black Arabic numerals.
  • Stopwatch red numerals 5 – 60 around outer edge.
  • “F. L. LOEBNER BERLIN W. 9” signature.
  • Small subdial 3 – 30 going up in three’s over numeral 3 position.
  • Small seconds subdial over numeral 9 position.
  • Original dark steel ‘Breguet’ style hands.
  • Dark steel centre seconds hand with long tail.
  • In original, unrestored condition with only minor hairlines.

Movement

  • German-made movement.
  • Minerva Caliber 10.
  • Contains jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Polished plates, bridges, wheels and screws.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

Watch factory F. L. Lobner, Berlin – official supplier of Weimar Republic, Third Reich ministries and Chancellor of the Third Reich.

Minerva 10 Caliber Specs. 

Information About Uhrenfabriken FL Löbner, Berlin. 

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Case material

Nickel

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

Germany

Size grade

46-49 mm

Year approx

1930