Ebel Classic Hexagon Collection – GMT & Regulator Models

In 1977, Ebel created the Sport Classic, a watch destined to become the absolute brand icon, unequivocally establishing the Ebel identity through specific design codes and embodying an architectural vision expressed through matter. The hexagonal monohull case sculpted in steel like a smoothly polished pebble, the five visible screws and the flowing bracelet were conceived and shaped to form a seamlessly integrated whole.

This exquisitely timeless creation was to become recognized as a universal brand signature, to the point where it was naturally renamed the Ebel Classic. 30 years on, nurtured by this proud heritage, Ebel introduces the Classic Hexagon, a resolutely contemporary collection that raises the bar even higher through its modern reinterpretation of these rigorously pure lines and ageless beauty.

As one has come to expect from the Architects of Time, every last detail of Hexagon has been meticulously conceived to ensure ideally proportioned lines and volumes. The visionary “Classic” design is perpetuated in the hexagonal monohull case, of which the most obviously new characteristic is undoubtedly its striking size: a 45.5 mm diameter and a maximum possible 37 mm dial opening that occupies almost the entire case and creates a sense of spacious harmony and extreme elegance.

More strongly curved than ever, the sloping lugs ensure an optimal fit on all wrist sizes, while the crown is perfectly integrated to sit flush with the case. Pared-down to the essential expression of watchmaking purity and sophistication, reinforced by the sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment on both sides, the finely structured dials exude a distinctly resolutely modern aura with their beveled applied hour-markers and long slender hands, as well as the hand-applied Ebel logo and guilloché motif inside the subdials.

Completing the picture, the finely grained hand-sewn calfskin strap exemplifies Ebel’s consistent concern with fine materials and superlative fine craftsmanship revealed through a wealth of subtle finishing details. The two initial models in the new Ebel Classic Hexagon collection are driven by automatic movements, each with its own complication – Regulator and GMT respectively.

Hexagon GMT
In today’s global village, people seem to hop continents and juggle time zones with the greatest of ease. Many of them have found a GMT watch to be a perfect companion in helping them keep track of the time around the clock and around the world. Naturally attuned to this open-minded view of the world and consistently cultivating an appreciation of cultural differences, Ebel offers globetrotters an Ebel Classic Hexagon equipped with a GMT movement complete with a large date display.

Doubtless the most unusual feature of this model is the hand-applied subdial at 6 o’clock, lending an irresistible appeal to this decidedly contemporary timepiece. Meanwhile, the harmonious match between the black strap and the black dial give this watch great depth as well as an elegant chic that makes it equally at home in both formal and casual situations.

Technical details
Model: Ebel Classic Hexagon, GMT

Movement
Swiss automatic GMT movement

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 45.44mm
Finishing: alternating brushed/polished
Water-resistance: 10 atm
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for perfect readability

Dial
Black galvanic dial
Hand-applied second time-zone counter with “Clous de Paris” guilloché pattern at 6 o’clock
Diamond-polished hands and hour-markers
12 hand-applied hour-markers
Hand-applied Ebel logo
Large date window at 12 o’clock

Strap
Hand-stitched black calfskin strap
Ebel folding clasp

Hexagon Regulator
Ebel has always exhibited a deep-felt attachment to the rich history of watchmaking that continues to inspire the contemporary developments of the Architects of Time. The regulator movement is an integral part of this horological heritage, since it stems from the “master clocks” formerly used by watchmakers in their workshops to time the watches they were working on. Regulator clocks were distinguished by the separation of the three conventional units of time, effectively enabling fast, reliable and accurate reading.

On the Ebel Classic Hexagon Regulator watch, the separate dials displaying the hour, minute and seconds functions give this watch an extremely modern and fascinatingly geometrical design, effectively highlighted by the broad dial opening and reinforced by the hexagonal case. The subtle shades are also cleverly matched to achieve fascinating visual harmony for this model in which classic traditions meet contemporary architecture.

Technical details
Model: Ebel Classic Hexagon, automatic movement with regulator

Movement
Swiss automatic movement with regulator

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 45.44mm
Finishing: alternating brushed/polished
Water-resistance: 10 atm
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for perfect readability

Dial
Silver-coloured galvanic dial
Hand applied hour counters with “Clous de Paris” guilloché pattern at 12 o’clock
Second counter with “Clous de Paris” guilloché pattern at 6 o’clock
11 hand-applied hour-markers
Hand-applied Ebel logo

Strap
Hand-stitched brown calfskin strap
Ebel folding clasp

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