Renowned Swiss creators of technically complex timepieces, Eberhard & Co., recently unveiled a stunning collection of novelty pieces for the benefit of fine watch lovers in the region.
Presenting this exquisite collection at the Damas Les Exclusives boutique in Dubai Mall was Eberhard & Co.’s CEO, Mario Peserico. “It gives us great pleasure to introduce these specially crafted collections to lovers of fine watch making in the region. Each one of these timepieces represents different facets of the skills and innovativeness of our master craftsmen and are outstanding examples of high end mechanical watchmaking.”
The Novelties collection includes creative reworking of some of the renowned classics including the new Contograf, a re-edition of the 1960’s classic creation of the same name, which was an emblem of its era thanks to its innovative features.
Most of these original features have been maintained in the new 2014 edition, but there is no shortage of innovative details: the new ceramic bezel with unidirectional rotation serves as a frame for the tachymeter scale inspired by automotive design. The case back is screwed in like in the original version and contains the inscription “Tribute to Contograf 1960s”. The date window at 6 o’clock has kept its particular trapezoidal shape. The innovations include the new metallic bracelet chassis and an original black leather strap with a ‘red arrow’ embroidered detail. The deployment buckle Déclic (Patented) is available as an accessory. The 8147 calibre (base ETA 7750 13¼) guarantees the reliability and precision that have made Eberhard & Co. one of the points of reference for mechanical chronographs.
The luxury watchmakers are also offering the svelte Traversetolo watch in two new versions: – a version with a white dial and a white second’s counter highlighted by ‘azurée’ finish and a black profile. The profile of the minutes hand is also black and has an ‘azurée’ finish. The hour markers stand out as they are rhodium plated, rounded and inlaid with black superluminova, while the upper part has a diamond-shaped radius. A second version is black, with a black seconds counter highlighted by ‘azurée’ finish and a white profile. The profile of the minutes counter is also white.
Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and provides the complete expression of the watchmaker’s refined and elegant world is presented in a new floral version. Gilda Floral has soft, harmonious lines enveloping a white mother of pearl dial with a delicate floral motif, finished with beautiful sapphires. In this new version the bezel, covered with 66 enchanting blue sapphires, frames the dial with a total of 112 precious stones and an elliptical case in white gold. The result is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and style.
Chrono 4 is the first and only chronograph in the history of watchmaking with four aligned counters. This Registered Design is an aesthetic and functional innovation and represents a technical revolution thanks to the device developed and patented by Eberhard & Co. with sophisticated complexity. Indeed the entire mechanism operates using no fewer than 53 rubies. Never before had minutes, hours, 24 hours and seconds been arranged horizontally in a linear progression. Never before had reading the time felt so extraordinarily natural.