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Sporting look

SPORTING LOOK

Eberhard & Co continues to surprise with their new outsize mechanical chronograph, the Chrono 4 Grande Taille, building further on the innovative Chrono 4’s new interpretation of reading time. This extra special timepiece comes is a limited edition of 600 units. The watch features a black stainless steel case and black rubber strap, which gives it a decidedly sporting look, emblazoned as it is with E in relief on the side – the emblem of the Maison.

The generously dimensioned watch case measuring 43mm in diameter conceals a mechanical movement with automatic winding. Like all the other Chrono4 models by Eberhard & Co. it is characterized by an exclusive feature: its four counters are arranged in a horizontal row, which makes reading the time a logical and consequent operation. The display follows a natural progression of time: minutes and hours hand, 24 hours and small seconds hand.

Chrono-4-Grande-Taille2The Chrono 4 Grande Taille also uses rubber in the crown with an “E” in relief, standing for Eberhard, but also in the push buttons where the material adorns the circumference. The watch is protected by a non-reflecting sapphire glass, and it is water-resistant up to 50 meters. The stainless steel variant is available with a black rubber strap featuring as a special adornment an “E“ in relief on the side, the well-known emblem of the Maison.

Eberhard & Co. was founded in 1887 in Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss Jura. In 2012, Eberhard & Co. celebrated 125 years of history, confirming its natural propensity towards development and growth, while retaining its personality and strong spirit of independence and without forgoing the close link with its origins and tradition. Eberhard & Co produces around 16,000 timepieces a year, with objectives of weighted yet constant growth, and is present in about 25 countries, from Europe to the United States, from the Far East to the Middle East. The history of Eberhard & Co. is an ongoing succession of unforgettable creations, from the Chrono 4 to the 8 JOURS, from the Tazio Nuvolari collection to the Extra-fort model, from the women’s collection Gilda, right down to the very latest products: the Tazio Nuvolari 336 and Desk-Clock, the Contograf Special Edition and Gilda in two precious new models.

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Holiday gift

HOLIDAY GIFT

This limited edition from Eberhard & Co. offers eight days of power reserve and is a recreation of the iconic 8 Jours Grande Taille, that will make for the ideal holiday gift over the festive season. Although preserving the same basic dial layout with seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and the power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, the watch is substantially larger in heft to accommodate the power reserve and achieve an overall more modern and stylish appearance in keeping with the times.

The watch is powered by the reworked ETA Peseux 7001 hand-wound movement, squeezes in an add-on module that adds a power reserve functionality and provide some living space for the second spring barrel that houses a spring 125 centimeters (almost 50 inches!) in length.

8-Jours-Grande-Taille_3The Eberhard 8 Jours Grande Taille, comes packed in an elegant 41 mm case, which is made either of 18-carat rose gold or surgical-grade stainless steel and features a cut-out on its solid case back cover to provide a view of its nicely decorated mainspring barrel with a figure 8-shaped bridge.

Sporting rather short lugs and a very compact setting / winding crown the time measuring device will probably feel very comfortable on a normally-sized wrist.  The timepiece is available in two dial versions, the first featuring Arabic numerals and the second, which is just a trifle dressier, coming with Roman numerals.

Eberhard & Co. watches boast over a century of research and passion. Since 1887 the Swiss brand has been synonymous with excellence and innovation, which are represented in precious timepieces with high technical content that have marked important stages: the pocket chronograph, the first wrist chronograph, right up to dual time watches. Their creations stand out for the quality and style that express the values of the great Swiss tradition.

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