In May of 1956, Enicar provided Seapearl watches to the Albert Eggler-led Swiss expedition to climb Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest in the Himalayas. It is generally believed that the manual wind Seapearl 600 was the watch used, mainly because of advertisements showing that model and calling it the “Everest watch.” However, Eggler states in his book detailing the expedition that they actually used automatic Enicars, so there is speculation that they may have been supplied a different Seapearl model with an automatic movement. Regardless, Enicar used the connection in advertising campaigns to great advantage, adding the name “Sherpa” to the Seapearl and over 100 other models over the years.
Enicar has always played an instrumental role in the development of mechanical watches. With its origin in 1854 as a family watchmaker, Enicar takes pride in its great heritage and constant quest to create reliable and high-performance timepieces with state-of-the-art technology, elegance and endurance.
Founder Artiste Racine established the company 'Racine Watch Co.' in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland in 1914, when he ingeniously reversed the spelling of his own last name to become the timeless brand 'Enicar'. The name has since been recognized as a symbol of quality.