On the occasion of International Basel Fair 2010, Eberhard & Co. will present as special preview the new “Tazio Nuvolari Edition Limitée Grand Prix TN” in 18 ct. red gold.
Ever mindful of all that has left its mark on history, Eberhard is once again inspired by Tazio Nuvolari, myth of motor sport, to whom it dedicates an exclusive chronograph that is distinguished by the nontarnishable value and incomparable nobility associated with the intrinsic elegance of gold.
The new gold version of “Tazio Nuvolari Grand Prix” retains the distinctive characteristics of the steel one, created and produced with a deliberate philosophy, based on the instrumentation of the vintage racing car. The distinctness, ease of reading, precision, weatherproofing and shock resistance, all indispensable requirements that are also featured in the new edition of the watch.
The driver’s seat of the extraordinary vehicles, in which the much celebrated driver achieved many victories, was in fact one of the sources that inspired Eberhard’s technicians, both on the aesthetic and functional levels.
Produced in a limited edition of 123 pieces, Eberhard “Tazio Nuvolari Grand Prix Or” has a tough case of generous proportions (Ø 43 mm), a case back secured by 8 screws, upon which the autograph of the driver is engraved in red and, on the outer part, an elegant circular-grained finish matching the kilometres per hour tachometer scale on the flange.
The dial, enhanced by the brilliance of the refined “Black Or” finish, is readily visible, thanks to the generous diameter of the two counters, the large Arabic numerals and the luminous hands that make for maximum legibility.
Adding to the obviously sportive character of this model, the interplay of black and red chosen as the dominant colours, endows the watch with a particular toughness: the black provides the background for the dial on which the Arabic numerals stand proudly and for the ceramic bezel, while the red enhances the small details on the dial and the miles per hour tachometer scale engraved on the bezel.
The final touch is provided by the black alligator strap that comes alive with the vivacious splash of its red stitching.
Model: Eberhard & Co. New “Tazio Nuvolari Edition Limitée Grand Prix TN” Red Gold
Reference: 30067. Limited Edition to 123 pieces
Base ETA 7750 13 1/4”
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding.
– counter “30 minutes” at 12 o’clock
– counter “12 hours” at 6 o’clock
18 ct. red gold 5N – Ø 43,00 mm. – thickness 13,00 mm.
Case back: locked by 8 screws – inner part polished, with engravings; circular-grained bevel.
Strap attachment: 21,00 mm.
Water-resistance: 3 atm.
Crown: screw-in, personalised “E”
Bezel: in black ceramic, with red tachometer scale in miles/h, engraved.
Glass: sapphire, non-reflecting treatment on the internal part.
Black, with Black Or treatment (9 ct.).Arabic numerals, luminescent, with red profile. The central seconds hand, the small, luminescent counters’ hands as well as the counters’ contour, the inscription “Edition Limitée Grand Prix TN” and the carapace “TN” are all further details in red colour. Black flange with Black Or treatment (9 ct.) and circular-grained finish. Tachometer scale in km/h.
Hands: bâton type, luminescent.
Alligator, black with red stitching; red gold-plated buckle, personalised “E&C”.