Saturday, August 20, 2011

LIMITED EDITION SOLID SILVER 30 MICRONS EBERHARD TRIPPLE DATE MOON PHASE CHRONOGRAPH


















HIGHLY COLLEC TABLE AND HARD TO FIND EBERHARD & CO TRIPLE DATE RARE COMPLICATED 15 NIGHTS MOON PHASE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH - 1ST CHRONOGRAPH RE-ISSUE
WHITE PORCELAIN DIAL
25 RUBIES MANUAL WINDING VALJOUX CAL.7768
CRYSTAL IS CLEAN WITH NO CRACK OR SCRATCHES
SOLID 825 SILVER WITH GOLD PLATED 30 MICRON CASE
ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH STYLE CASE (SEE PHOTOS)
THE 25 RUBIES EBERHARD & CO MANUAL WINDING COMPLICATED MOVEMENT VALJOUX CAL. 7768
LUMINOUS BLACK HANDS
BLACK ARABIC MARKER
CASE MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 39mm EXCLUDING THE CROWN/PUSHERS AND 43mm LUG TO LUG
DISCONTINUED LIMITED EDITION RE-ISSUE MODEL... VERY VERY RARE!
EXCELLENT CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME. CHORONOGRAPH IS WORKING, RESET TO ZERO
PRICE : USD2,200 (NEGOTIABLE)

This is a very rare watch. It is one in Eberhard’s “Replica” line (it is 100% genuine, just an unfortunate choice of names) and is a limited edition, from what I understand. It is 18k gold plated (20 micron) over genuine .925 sterling silver. Beautiful hunter case. It features a brown crocodile strap and signed tang buckle.

According to Eberhard, “The Replica Collection is inspired by the distinctive line of a 1930s model which the Maison Suisse used to supply to the Officers in the Italian Royal Navy. In steel, as a mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, or in 18 ct. gold, hand winding, Replica is available in different versions, most notably so a model with full calendar and with or without moon phases.

The movement is an Eberhard-signed Valjoux, displaying the time, day, date, month, as well as choronograph . Case diameter without crown is 39.5 mm, 14.7 mm case-height

I’m not sure how to price this. I haven’t seen another one offered for sale. I understand that the manufacturer's recommended retail price for the all stainless model was 2,950 Euros (and I’ve seen it offered online for about 2,500 Euros -- http://www.watch.de/english/eberhard...0-n-e-u.html). I’ve seen this gold-plated silver model for sale for 3,000 Euros (http://www.watchespassion.com/scheda.asp?id=20537).
EBERHARD & CO IS ONE OF VERY EXPENSIVE WATCHES. LOG ON TO EBERHARD & CO OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO SEE IT YOURSELF WIDE RANGE OF EBERHARD & CO WATCHES


HISTORY OF EBERHARD & CO WRISTWATCHES

George-Emile Eberhard, the founder

The Eberhard & Co manufacture was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the historic birth place of watch-making industry by George-Emile Eberhard. Eberhard was the son of a prominent Bernese family tracing its origins back to the 10th century which has become instrumental in the development of the Swiss watchmaking industry. His father early initiated him to the art of watch making and Eberhard was only 22 when he founded the company.

1900-1947
In 1907, the company has become one of the largest swiss watch manufacture and inaugurated its new headquarters which takes an entire block at the very center of rue Leopold Robert, La chaux-de-Fonds's main avenue. The Parisian-like five-stories building was designed in distinctive Beaux Arts style with a round tower topped by an impressive eaglescuplture has become one of the city's wellknown landmark and its highest construction until the 1960s. In 1919, Eberhar's sons, George and Maurice took over the company. During the 1930's, the brand designed some of the most modern and innovative watches of the time such as the very first chronograph with self-winding movement in 1930, the first featuring a stop and start again buttons in 1935, the first wrist-watch with counter device in 1938 and the first double timekeeping chronograph of 1939.
1947-1987
After the end of World War II, the manufacture resumed its activities and, in 1947, made its first woman's watch, starting its jewellery collections. The brand continues its innovations: in 1950 it launched the Extra fort (Extra strong) with a single button to start and stop the chronograph, in 1960 it launched devises with simultaneous date setting, in 1968 its chronometers performed 36.000 vibrations per hour, making them among the most precise in the world, in 1980 it is the first Swiss Watch company to re-introduced mechanical chronographs in the market. In 1987, Eberhard & Co celebrates its centenary.
1987 - NOW
Since 1996, the manufacture has decided to focus on luxury king-size wrist watches and launched a new Grande Taille (Super Size) collection. True to its history of technical challenges, Eberhard & Co launched in 1997 the 8 days "a manually winding mechanical watch that needs to be rewound every eight days only" thanks to a special winding device and, in 2001, it launched the Chrono 4 "the first chronograph in the history of watchmaking whose counters are arranged in one row". In 2007, the brand celebrated its 120th anniversary.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jack, this is a beautiful watch indeed. Are you selling it?

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