EBEL: the wave rolls on

Sport Classic Automatic

CASE: brushed and polished stainless steel and pink/red gold, pink/red gold bezel, sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 50m


MOVEMENT: mechanical self-winding (ETA 2892-A1, 42-hour power reserve)

FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, seconds, date

DIAL: silver-toned with 4N pink goldplated Roman numerals (black in the stainless steel version), 4N pink gold-plated hands

BRACELET: brushed stainless steel enhanced with PVD-finish 5N red gold wave links, jewelry clasp or EBEL folding clasp

ebel watchesMore than 40 years after making its first appearance, the Sport Classic collection shows up with some appealing new assets. The motif adorning the links of its iconic tapering bracelet is naturally as strongly present as ever, as are the five screws harmoniously arranged around its bezel made from the same material, whether pink/red gold or steel. Also loyal to the roots of the brand founded in 1911 by a couple, the current management team introduces the 2018 models in several versions for both men and women. While the latter are offered a broader than ever range of 12 models in various sizes, men have a simpler choice between two selfwinding models : an all-steel version with a black dial; or a steel and pink gold interpretation with a silvertoned dial. The price point of the two-tone dial is particularly attractive. The timeless elegance of the Sport Classic is as appreciable as ever in this model, along with its flowing lines and notably those of its bracelet ensuring widely recognized comfort on the wrist, fastened by either a folding clasp or a dainty jewelry clasp that makes it

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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