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  • Manufacturer: Eberhard
    Year: 1959
    Reference No: 11535
    Case No: 253
    Model Name: Scafograf 100
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 11500, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Eberhard presentation box and Scafograf 100 brass presentation stand

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the 50s, at the same time Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece “The Old Man and the Sea” was becoming famous; Eberhard launched its first divers’ collection: the Scafograf. The collection included several models with or without crown guards, revolving bezel, date or luminous hands and waterproof to a depth of 100, 200 or 300 meters. Designed as a tool watch, it was aimed at a sportive audience but some models were also suitable for more formal occasions.

    The present Scafograf 100 with printed radium painted indexes is part of the first series. It retains all its original and intact luminous and have beautiful and very distinctive hands that are turning from a yellow color to a darker grey. In excellent overall condition, this watch is complete and original, fitted with its original bracelet. It even retains its box and a very interesting presentation stand on which the watch was exhibited.

  • Artist Biography

    Eberhard

    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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Ref. 11535
A very rare stainless steel diver's wristwatch with bracelet, presentation box and stand

1959
35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF7,000 - 12,000 
€6,400-11,000
$7,200-12,400

Sold for CHF28,750

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Nathalie Monbaron
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