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A Charming Enicar Jet Graph Mark 3

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Enicar, ever the forward-thinking watchmaker, saw the inherent redundancy in the word chronograph that others had missed. There is not a watch with a chronograph that measures something other than a function of time. Therefore, their family of chronographs were simply labelled ‘Graph’. I approve of this efficiency in language. The Graph family consisted of a Sherpa, Aqua, Super, and Jet model. The Sherpa was the explorers choice, the Aqua offered substantial water resistance, the Super oversized, and the Jet included a GMT function. This, the Jet, also included quite a brave bezel design. The additional complication and expressive design elements in the Jet Graph have seen it rise to the status of Enicar collector’s grail.

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This watch may not be one of the most complicated I will feature here, utilizing a humble Valjoux 724 with its GMT module stacked. However, it is one of the most memorable. It is a testament to the longevity of brave and unique design. The bezel features black and steel 24-hour designation, with the 6 and 9 markers featuring that lovely 70s inverse-split. As an aside, I wonder to myself quietly if this could have served as inspiration for Omega’s 2234 Seamaster, but I suspect that question will go unanswered in perpetuity. The ralleye GMT hand works in combination with this bezel to denote a secondary time zone. The bright orange triangular seconds hand runs the chronograph. Its base dial is a reverse panda with square tritium markers. It all comes together in a EPSA compressor 40.5mm steel case. If you’re about mid-level & obscure vintage, this is your dream.

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I’m featuring this Jet Graph today because: 1. I adore the reference and 2. This is an example for a museum. Most Jet Graphs were priced cheaply in period and worn frequently. These were not collector’s items for several decades. And yet, this Mark 3 transitional example looks spectacular. There is tiny surface wear distributed evenly across a sharp case. The ally bezel remains perfect, as does its tritium dial. Colors on these tend to fade and subs tend to rust. Not so here. I can’t really advise anyone to spend their money anywhere. I can only say that this is a seriously tempting bit of lighthearted vintage beauty.

Find this Jet Graph here from Avocado Vintage for 9000 EUR.