A fine, rare and large stainless steel single-button chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial and locking mechanism

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  • Manufacturer: Eberhard
    Year: Circa 1940
    Movement No: 14'742
    Case No: 25'554
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: 40 mm. diameter
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another single-button chronograph with enamel dial, please see I Cronografi da Polso Prezuise Memorie del XX Secolo Volume I by Paul White, page 25.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch has a very interesting feature; the two chronograph buttons in the band deceive the observer to think this is only a regular chronograph wristwatch, however, it is actually a single-button chronograph. The pusher at 2 o' clock is used for the start-stop-reset cycle. The pusher at 4 o' clock is in effect a slide that, when activated, stops the chronograph in its track.

  • 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

A fine, rare and large stainless steel single-button chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial and locking mechanism

Eberhard,精細及罕有,不銹鋼單按鈕腕錶,配計時功能、琺瑯錶盤及上鎖裝置,約1940年製

Circa 1940
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 64,000 

sold for HK$43,750

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