Enicar is a Swiss watch brand that was founded in 1914 by Ariste Racine in Le Locle, Switzerland. The brand was known for its high-quality timepieces and was renowned for their precision, reliability and stylish designs.
Vintage Enicar watches are highly sought after by collectors due to their unique style and reputation as reliable timekeepers. Many of these watches are now collectors’ items, making them difficult to find and often expensive.
Some popular vintage Enicar models include:
- Sherpa Graph: this chronograph watch was introduced in 1964 and was popular among mountain climbers and adventurers. It was one of the first watches with a rotating bezel that could measure time in a different time zone.
- Ultra-Thin: these stylish watches were extremely thin and were made using advanced technologies, such as Enicar’s own “Microtor” movement.
- Sea-Master: this waterproof watch was designed for divers and other water sports enthusiasts and was equipped with a special helium escape valve.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Enicar was also known for its partnerships with various racing teams, including Porsche’s Formula 1 team and Triumph’s factory team. These partnerships resulted in watches with unique designs and advanced technologies that were specifically developed for the needs of racecar drivers.
However, in the 1980s and 1990s, Enicar ran into financial difficulties and in 1999 the brand was acquired by another watch brand. While the brand still exists, no watches are made under the Enicar name and production of the vintage models has stopped.
Vintage Enicar watches are now popular among collectors and are often seen as a valuable addition to a watch collection due to their unique designs and reputation as reliable timekeepers.