Presented at Baselworld 2016, the Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 300 (ref. 41034) looks like a faithful recreation of a classic model that was sold by the brand back in the 1950s. Offering you a nice combination of a robust Swiss-made movement, adequate water resistance rating of 300 meters, and an elegant exterior, it is mildly overpriced but will probably be successful in the long run when all sorts of discounts and rebates kick in.
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The Eberhard & Co. Traversetolo Ambri Piotta (Ref. 21016) is a classic hand-wound three-hander that features a surprisingly easy to read dial and is powered by the legendary Unitas 6498 caliber. Initially designed for pocket watches, the huge mechanism looks perfectly at home in this mildly oversized timepiece.
If memory serves, the Eberhard & Co. Scafodat 500, a professional diving tool, was first introduced back in 2006 or 2005. In 2013, it was slightly updated. Although I cannot see any noticeable differences between the ref. 41025 2013 model and previous iterations, the timekeeper still deserves a mention now, when thousands of recreational divers still sit on the fence trying to choose among dozens of great mechanical diving watches that are available both online and at numerous boutiques.
Eberhard & Co. has first presented this collection back in late 2011. Featuring a titanium case, the 2012 Chrono 4 Geant Edition Limitee Titane was almost as light as a feather, but I suspect that the choice of the metal was just not right for a huge sporty watch that looks like a tank or a star destroyer but is highly prone to dents and scratches. To correct their mistakes, the guys have created a limited edition Eberhard & Co. Chrono4 Geant Full Injection (Ref. 31062) that doesn’t just look tough. It is tough.
Unveiled during the Baselworld 2012 show, Eberhard & Co Champion V Grande Date (ref. 31063) automatic chronograph sports a clean, easy-on-the-eyes design, comes in a flawlessly proportioned case almost 43 mm in diameter and is equipped with a self-winding movement developed and assembled by La Joux-Perret, a Swiss-based maker of blank calibers that was recently bought by the Japanese brand Citizen.
At the beginning of this year, Eberhard & Co. has extended its Chrono4 line of automatic chronographs with a sportier Chrono4 BADBOY (ref. 31060) model. Featuring a bold and energetic, yet “industrial” design, which combines monochromatic color scheme of steel and rubber with only small red accents here and there, the watch leaves a somewhat ambiguous impression and, like the famous black licorice, should be sold under a “Love it or hate it, Whatever” slogan.
The Swiss-based watchmaking house is about to start selling their new take on the hand-wound Eberhad & Co. 8 Jours that offers whole 8 days of power reserve. 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 grew slightly bigger in order to match today’s standards and now sports more modern appearance with more prominent lugs and cleaner design.