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  • Manufacturer: Eberhard
    Year: Circa 1959
    Model Name: Scafograf 100
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 11500, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel link bracelet, max overall length 200mm diameter
    Clasp/Buckle: Eberhard stainless steel deployant clasp, stamp 4. 59
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    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 Scafograf 100 was the brands first diver’s wristwatch produced in very limited numbers, and today is highly sought after by collectors both for its rarity in the market place, as well as the modern aesthetic. Eberhard’s dive watch collection included models with and without crown guards, revolving bezels, date and luminous hands and were waterproof to a depths of 100, 200 or 300 meters. While the Eberhard brand name is not as well known to watch enthusiast as other manufacturers of “tool” watches, the Scafograf 100 is a wonderful example of the golden age of mid-20th century horology.

    The present Scafograf 100 with luminous painted indexes is part of the first series. It retains all of its original hour markers and has beautiful and very distinctive hands that have turned a delightful chocolate brown hue. Preserved in outstanding overall condition, this watch is complete and original, fitted with its rarely seen original bracelet. This stunning timepiece is being sold to benefit The Institute for Digital Archaeology, a non-profit organization promoting digital techniques in archaeology, epigraphy, art history, and museum conservation.

  • 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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A rare and highly attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with bracelet, sold to benefit the Institute for Digital Archaeology

Circa 1959
35mm Diameter
Case dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
$7,000 - 12,000 
CHF6,300-10,800
€5,900-10,100
HK$54,300-93,000

Sold for $15,120

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New York Auction 12 December 2020