Eberhard & Co. : 130 years of horological passion

Eberhard Chrono 4130 lmtd edition

Chrono 4 130 Limited Edition REF. 31130
Case : satin-brushed and polished stainless steel, sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on the inside ; screw-down caseback secured by eight screws, central sector in sapphire crystal, circumference reserved for personalized engravings, water resistant to 50m

Diameter : 42mm

Movement : mechanical self-winding (Caliber EB. 251 ½” – ETA 2894-2 base movement, 42-hour power reserve), patented Eberhard & Co. device with 4 in-line counters, DLC-treated mainplate and chronograph wheels, counter wheels visible thanks to the sapphire crystal bridge that is just three tenths of a millimeter thick

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, 24-hour display, tachymeter scale

Dial: openworked silver-toned or black, cut-out dagger-shaped hours and minutes hands with a luminescent tip

Strap : in black alliagator, with personalized “E&C” buckle or stainless steel Déclic® folding clasp (patented). Also available with the Chêne steel bracelet

Limited Edition : 130 units

Chrono 4 130 REF. 31129
Case : satin-brushed and polished stainless steel, sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on the inside ; screw-down caseback with bas-relief engravings and Chrono 4 130 logo, water-resistant to 50m
Diameter : 42mm
Movement : mechanical self-winding (Caliber EB. 251 ½” – ETA 2894-2 base movement, 42-hour power reserve), patented Eberhard & Co. device with 4 in-line counters
Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, 24-hour display, tachymeter scale
Dial : gray, silver-toned or black, snailed counters, date window at 12 o’clock, luminescent hands and hour-markers, hours and minutes hands with a luminescent tip
Strap: in black alligator, with personalized “E&C” buckle or stainless steel Déclic® folding clasp (patented). Also available with the Chêne steel bracelet

How can one sum up 130 years of activity in a few lines ?

130 years of uninterrupted history, 130 years of exceptional horological passion, 130 years spent taking up new challenges… From the first patents filed in 1894 to the Sports Watch Prize awarded by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève last November for the Scafograf 300, the brand founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Georges-Lucien Eberhard in 1887 has shown a consistent ability to create models that are both innovative and loyal to the rich legacy of its exceptional history. Right from the start, the independent brand specialized in producing technical watches, launching its first wrist chronograph in 1919. This complication subsequently became the key specialty of Eberhard & Co. and the core of its expertise.

Eberhard & co. Chrono 4130 Consistently driving the development of the chronograph to ever greater heights, the Maison revolutionized time read-off in the early 2000s by presenting the Chrono 4 (patented – registered design), the first and only chronograph in the history of watchmaking equipped with four counters in a row. This layout greatly facilitates reading and makes it truly intuitive, while providing no hint of the complexity and difficulty involved in the construction of its mechanism.

Eberhard & Co. thus naturally chose this emblematic model to celebrate this jubilee, by introducing the Chrono 4 130 model : a case resized in tune with current trends, a dial featuring a sunburst finish in the center elegantly reflecting the light, as well as a crown proudly displaying the age of the Brand. This anniversary watch is available with three dial variants : gray, silver-toned and black.

The Maison has spared a thought for its collectors and various aficionados by offering a limited edition of… 130, naturally. The Chrono 4 130 Limited Edition frames an openworked silver-toned or black dial, providing fascinating views of the movement’s DLC-treated mainplate and chronograph wheels, thanks to the upper bridge made of sapphire crystal and measuring just three tenths of a millimeter. An anniversary that is clearly being toasted in due style!

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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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