An early and unusual Minerva pocket chronograph. Probably used in racing, in times when the speed certainly was not expected to be over 200km/h (nor the straight stretches of road for speed tests long enough). The post war chronos usually have 1 000m/1 kilometer as tackymetre base. The 51 mm nickel case is in great shape, the outer back cover numbered476445 / 7 and the inner just 7. The movement works very well, no beat error and amplitude over 200 even when the chronograph is engaged. The faintly sectored dial with sunken subdials and the blued steel Breguet hands are a collector’s dream. We also believe the crystal to be the original glass, having a flat centre section.