Swiss ETA Ferrari has a history to be traceable to the late 18th century: in 1793 established a watch factory. Opened in 1855 and specializes in the manufacture of another "Ebauches (semi-finished watch movements)" factory. It was later named ETA. In 1926, brings together the major gaps in the Swiss movement manufacturer's stock company Ebauches SA established. When the SMH in 1983 after the establishment, Ebauches SA changed its name to ETA SA Fabriques dEbauches. Switzerland and around the world now has a staff of more than 9 thousand ETA is the world's largest manufacturer of watches and movements.
-1956 Ferrari "Girard-Perregaux" watch given as a 65th birthday gift to engine designer Vittorio Jano by Lancia-Ferrari D50 driver Eugenio Castelotti. This watch is a 34mm manual winding with the Prancing Horse at 6 o'clock, a cream face and two subdials. There is some scratching to the sides of the case but it's in otherwise fine condition for it's age. The replacement strap is black crocodile and in perfect order. The rear of the case has been inscribed Per Vittorio Jano maestro di tecnica e di vita Eugenio Castelotti 22 April 1956. Vittorio (Apr.22/1891-Mar.13, 1965) is probably one of the most influential Italian automobile designers, starting early with Fiat in 1911, then moving to Alfa Romeo in 1923 where he designed the P2, 1750, P3 & Alfetta. He later joined Lancia in 1945 and his V6 & V8 engines replaced the older Lampredi and Colombo designs. Jano is most well known for designing the Lancia D50 which raced at the hands of Ascari and Castelotti in 1955, which later became the Lancia Ferrari D50 in 1956 after Lancia sold out to the Scuderia. This watch was on display at the Ferrari Factory for some time and is a real piece of Alfa Romeo/Ferrari/Lancia history. -1951 Ferrari "Marvin" watch given to the drivers of that year's Carrera Panamericana (Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale). This watch is a 36mm manual winding with the Carrera Panamericana logo, a gold face and two subdials. It is in very good condition for it's age. The replacement strap is a brown crocodile and is near new. The rear of the case has been inscribed La Carrera Panamerica / Rally Mexico in the stylized logo as well as 1951 and 25-50 and FERRARI. It is also stamped Fond Acier Inoxydable and 65775. This watch was also on display at the Ferrari Factory for some time and is a real piece of Ferrari history