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  • Manufacturer: Eberhard
    Year: Circa 1935
    Movement No: 25'052
    Case No: 1'007'292
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Eberhard 1600, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1887, Georges Eberhard founded the Swiss watch manufacturing company Eberhard & Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The firm has a very rich history, and during the early-to-mid 1900s, Eberhard was recognized as one of the largest manufacturers of watches in Switzerland and known for their fine chronographs.

    The present stainless steel chronograph measures a remarkable 40mm in diameter, and is fitted with a superb white enamel dial. The dial is complemented beautifully with a four-color tachometer scale and black Breguet numerals. The substantial case is fitted with olive pushers, fixed lugs and the Eberhard caliber 1600. The ‘292’ stamping found on the underside of the lug is correct as it matches the last four digits of the case number found on the inner case-back, reading 1’007’292.

    Despite having been manufactured in the mid-1930s, the present watch has survived roughly 80 years without any damage or imperfections to the case or dial. This example is offered in excellent overall condition, and is the perfect addition to any collection of fine watches.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1887

    From its earliest days, Eberhard & Co. has sought to bring innovation and precision to watchmaking. As early as the 1890s, the firm introduced a patented setting mechanism to its pocket watches, and in 1905 they introduced a digital system for reading the hours and minutes on a wristwatch. Throughout the firm's long history, they have produced high-quality chronograph watches, introducing their first chronograph wristwatch in 1919.  Highly sought-after by collectors, Eberhard's first split-seconds chronograph appeared in 1939. Another key model is the Scafograph 100, an extremely rare diving model introduced in the 1950s. In 2001, Eberhard & Co. made history with their Chrono 4 model, the first chronograph wristwatch with counters horizontally arranged in one row.

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A very rare, attractive and oversized stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial and multi-colored tachometer scales.

Circa 1935
40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF6,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF16,250

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016