Eberhard & Co. : return of a legend

Scafograf 300

CASE : steel with screw-down steel back personalized by an engraved starfish, water-resistant to 300m

SIZE : 43mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (ETA Caliber 2824-2,38h power reserve)

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, date DIAL : matt-finish black, curved, applied luminescent hour-markers, luminscent skeleton baton-type hours and minutes hands. The model name, central seconds hands and dots facing the hour-markers come in a choice of white, blue or yellow

STRAP : black rubber with personalized E&C buckle, optional patented Déclic® folding clasp ; or “Chassis®” steel bracelet with Déclic® folding clasp

This year, independent watchmaker Eberhard & Co. is re-issuing a 1950s icon emerging from the depths of the sea : the Scafograf. Enriched over the years, this collection has been extremely popular among adventurers and sports enthusiasts right from the start, notably due to its shock resistance and to its water resistance guaranteed to depths of 100, 200, 300, 400, 750 or even 1,000 meters. A contemporary model imbued with vintage character, the 2016 version of the Scafograf picks up the signature attributes that contributed to the success of its forerunner : a sturdy steel case, a ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel and a date display at 3 o’clock – an unusual feature on diver’s watches. This timepiece is also equipped with a safety valve at 9 o’clock enabling helium to be automatically vented, thus ensuring maximum reliability. While exuding a resolutely sporting character, the understated dial and pure lines of the Scafograf 300 make this timepiece a must-have diver’s model that is equally at ease underwater as it is on dry land, for casually elegant daily wear. The jury of the GPHG 2016 has indeed included this watch in its selection for the Sports category, a fine token of recognition !

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