The Swiss watchmaker Ebel will soon add a whole new family of quartz-powered sporty chronograph watches sporting different colors for their rubber bands. The first among them will be the new Ebel Classic Sport Chrono Khaki.
The Ebel Classic Sport Chrono Khaki watch features Ebel’s signature case with the round bezel bolted to the case with six polished screws.
Thanks to the watch being equipped with a Swiss made Ebel 503 quartz movement, the case looks rather slender. Being 41 mm in diameter, it is only 10.80 millimeters in height.
Of course, there are people who prefer their chronographs in massive, even bulky cases (a chronograph is a sporty watch, after all, and a sporty watch must radiate, um, presence,) but to my taste, a thinner watch is always the winner. Just because it is more comfortable to wear with a long-sleeve shirt.
There are still no real-life images of the chronograph, but on the promo photos the watch looks great with the interplay of brushed and polished surfaces, energetically shaped chronograph push-pieces and a branded setting crown with the Ebel logo.
The only thing that disturbs me is the timekeeper’s official water resistance rating of only 50 meters. Come on Ebel, this is a sport chrono!
The watch will be officially presented later this month at Baselworld 2011 show.
Ebel Classic Sport Chrono Khaki quartz watch specification
Movement: Quartz, Ebel 503, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 41.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 10.80 mm
Dial: Silver-toned, striped
Hands: Steel, faceted, Superluminova
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Khaki rubber with Ebel folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Solid, “Classic Sport” engraving