Eberhard - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Eberhard
    Year: Circa 1950s
    Case No: 49’865
    Model Name: Index mobile
    Material: Pink gold-plated stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold-plated stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 37 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded by Georges Eberhard when he was only 22 years old, the Manufacture d’Horlogerie Eberhard & Co in La Chaux-de-Fonds was established in 1887. As a result of rigorous research and technological breakthrough, the brand introduced their first exquisite split-seconds chronograph model in 1939. The present watch incorporates a unique movement, in which the pusher integrated into the winding crown controls the split-seconds function. The split seconds mechanism is triggered when the pusher is pressed, and the function stops when the pusher is released.

    The present lot is an intriguing watch with its astonishing design and history. The case, dial, and movement are in excellent condition, serving as testimony to very careful protection over the past years. This watch will definitely be a splendid asset for any collectors seeking an exceptional and unusual split seconds chronograph in great condition.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

A fine pink gold-plated stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with split seconds and tachymeter scale

Circa 1950s
37 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$32,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$30,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

Ziyong Ho
+852 9386 2032

Jill Chen
+852 2318 2033

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018