A fine and very appealing stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with roulette date

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  • Manufacturer: Eberhard
    Year: circa 1965
    Reference No: 131501
    Case No: 131'501-806
    Model Name: Contograf
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, Cal. 310-82. 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle

  • Catalogue Essay

    Eberhard has seen immense growing interest in its inimitable vintage chronographs, with their bold oversized cases and vibrant dials.

    Eberhard & Co. was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) in 1887 by Georges Eberhard. With the launch of its first chronograph wristwatch in 1919 the firm was recognized as one of the largest manufacturers of watches in Switzerland and known for their fine chronographs.

    The Contograf was launched in the mid 1960s and features all the elements that collectors have come to love in chronographs from that era. The large 38.5mm case is extremely well preserved with strong lugs and crisp bevels. The large white subdials give the watch extra gravitas and the roulette date wheel with even numbers in red and odd numbers in black add a touch of playfulness to this extremely appealing watch.

    So strong is this design that Eberhard presented a re issue of the Contograf in 2014.

  • Maker Bio

    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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Eberhard

Ref. 131501
A fine and very appealing stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with roulette date

circa 1965

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 
€8,800-13,200
$10,200-15,400

sold for CHF18,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018