Eberhard & Co : Witness of Time

Chrono 4 Géant “Full Injection”

Case : stainless steel  with hardening treatment and DLC-Dianoir® carbon treatment, “Full Injection” engravings on the case-back Diameter : 46mm Movement : self-winding mechanical caliber EB. 250 12 ½ ” – base ETA 2894, blue screws, perlage and Côte de Genève finishing on oscillating weight and bridges Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, patented 4-counter chronograph with 24h, date Dial : black with black counters, azurée finish, red counters’ hands. Applied indexes, luminescent – date at 12h, central seconds hand in red, tachometer scale in km/h on the flange, metal plate with Côtes de Genève finish, sword-shaped and skeleton-carved luminescent hands Water-resistance : 200m Strap : black rubber, vertically sculpted, personalized with the “E” shield engraved in bas-relief – “E&C” personalized steel buckle with DLC-Dianoir® carbon treatment Limited edition : 500 pieces


Tazio Nuvolari–Vanderbilt Cup Naked

Case : stainless steel with polished bezel and polished bevel with Tazio Nuvolari’s autograph engraving, co-axial pushbutton personalized “E”, sapphire crystal case-back Diameter : 42mm Movement : self-winding mechanical movement (ETA7750 caliber with 42h power reserve), blue screws, perlage and Côte de Genève finishing on oscillating weight and bridges  Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, 3-counter chronograph Dial : black with  embossed white-painted Arabic numerals, white large leaf-shaped hands. Tachometer scale Water-resistance : 30m Strap : calf leather,with white stitching and personalized “E&C” buckle or deploying Clasp Déclic® (registered & patented design)

After celebrating its 125th anniversary last year, Eberhard places the emphasis more than ever on a philosophy based both on the creation of watches with innovative techniques and shapes, and on the respect of a tradition dedicated to mechanics and style.

In 2013 the Chrono 4 Géant collection is enhanced with Chrono 4 Géant “Full Injection”, a new total black 500-piece limited edition that perfectly combines technique and aesthetical elegance. The complexity of the construction process, which makes this chronograph even more precious, allows in fact for only a limited production. Its 46 mm case is particularly remarkable for the use of a special treatment consisting in an advanced low temperature carbon diffusion. This allows the carbon to penetrate the steel surface to a depth of 30 µm (micrometers), thus producing a structural hardening. Thus increasing the hardness of the steel improves the wear-resistance and fatigue-limit of the watch case. Afterwards, the DLC – Dianoir® treatment creates the beautiful black colour by providing the steel case and buckle with a black coating that takes on a “gunmetal” shade in some lighting conditions. The name of the model “Full Injection” is engraved on the case-back of this sporty timepiece.

Dedicated to one of the legendary driver’s most prestigious victories in New York in 1936, the Tazio Nuvolari–Vanderbilt Cup Naked adds a touch of elegance and even greater temperament to one of the house’s most beloved timepieces for sportsmen. It is the first of the Tazio Nuvolari–Vanderbilt Cup series to feature a black dial with white arabic numerals, while offering important technical details inspired by the past but interpreted for our time. The case is lighter than in previous versions because there is no back plate, thus the definition Naked. More familiar to motor buffs, this term refers to motorbikes without body panels so the details of the motor are visible. In the same way, the naked version of the Vanderbilt Cup automatic movement can be admired through the back sapphire crystal. Nuvolari’s autograph is also screen-printed on the back. The dial is particularly striking, with a design that recalls dashboard instruments of vintage sports cars. The dial is also marked with the legendary driver’s initials, TN. Like the other chronographs of the collection, the timer button is coaxial with the crown, reminiscent of the Eberhard & Co. coaxial chronographs of the 1930s.

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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