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  • Heinrich Stamm, a development engineer of the watch manufacturer Eterna, succeeds in developing a miniature ball bearing, which is a largely wear-free bearing of the weight segment of a self-winding drive. This is used in the Eterna-Matic ladies automatic watch.
  • IWC brings out the legendary pilot's watch Mark XI, which is in use as official watch at the British Air Force for 25 years.
  • Hanhart developes a chronograph, designed especially for medicians and officers and whose name is "Admiral".