1960s Enicar Sherpa Graph mk. 3 “Jim Clark”
Founded by Ariste Racine in 1913, the Enicar brand is inspired by the reverse of his family name Racine. Since then, the company has been committed to producing high-quality watches and constantly improving its techniques, such as the development of an exclusive ultrasonic movement cleaning technique before lubrication, the “Ultrasonic”.
With a commitment to creating robust tool watches, Enicar’s reputation was cemented in the 1950s when the brand was marketed in association with some of the best sportsmen and women of the day, from tennis player Ken Rosewall to racing legends such as Stirling Moss and Jim Clark, to diving pioneer Hans Haas. Over the next decade, Enicar launched the Sherpa line, which was to include many variants for water and air activities, such as the Sherpa Graph, Super Graph, Aqua Graph, and Jet Graph.
The Sherpa Graph you are looking at is the Mark 3 issue that has earned it the nickname Jim Clark. Carrying the reference 072-02-01, it is easily recognizable thanks to the aesthetics of its three counters, its atypical unpainted hands with a rectangular tritium luminary and an orange tip. Another strong point of this historical piece is its case, made of compressed stainless steel with a 40mm bayonet closure that houses the inner tachymetric scale, in black and grey.
Mechanically, this beauty is powered by the mythical Valjoux 72 caliber renowned for its performance, precision, and robustness.