Eberhard & Co Extra-fort Roue à Colonnes Grande Date – 125ème Anniversaire Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Eberhard & Co. unveils a special edition Extra-fort model on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. The Extra-fort Roue à Colonnes Grande Date 125ème Anniversaire will be produced in limited edition – 500 pieces for the steel version and 125 for the precious gold edition.

The technical preciousness of Extra-fort Roue à Colonnes Grande Date 125ème Anniversaire resides in the column-wheel that controls the chronographic functions of the mechanical automatic movement, perfectly matching the aesthetic refinement of the model.

With its elegant and harmonious lines and a 41 mm case proposed with a silvery or black dial, the new Extra-fort is distinguished by Arabic numerals at 1, 2 and 5 o’clock that stand out against the dial, symbolizing the 125 years of illustrious tradition and a growing passion for the universe of “Time”. To complete the celebrative pattern, an Eberhard & Co. logo as been applied on the dial.

Waterproof to 30 metres in the gold version and 50 metres in the steel one, with a see-through sapphire glass case-back that reveals a particularly detailed and personalized movement, Extra-fort 125ème Anniversaire is available with a crocodile strap or a Chalin steel bracelet, both equipped with the deployment clasp Déclic (Patented).

Technical details
Model: Extra-fort Roue à Colonnes Grande Date – 125ème Anniversaire Limited Edition

Movement
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, limited edition of 500 pieces
Caliber E/J 8150, Basis 13 1/4 ETA 7750
Chronographic functions with column-wheel
Big date at 12 o’clock
3 counters at 3 – 6 – 9 o’clock

Model Reference: 31125 ( Steel Model, Limited edition of 500 pieces)

Case
Case in Steel
Diameter of the case: 41, 00 mm.
Thickness of the case: 15, 00 mm.
Case-back: transparent in sapphire glass, flat, external part polished, curved, with engravings, locked by 6 screws
Strap-attachment: 20,00 mm.
Water-resistance: 50 m.
Crown: screw-in crown, in steel, water-resistant, personalised “E”
Glass: sapphire, curved

Dials
– Argenté with “soleil” finish, with applied rhodium-plated index and Arab numerals at 1, 2 and 5 o’clock, symbolizing the 125th Anniversary of the Maison; 3 counters with snailed finish and black profile
– Black with “soleil” finish, with applied. Rhodium-plated index and Arab numerals at 1, 2 and 5 o’clock, symbolizing the 125th Anniversary of the Maison; 3 counters with snailed finish and silvery profile
Also the Eberhard & Co. logo on the dial celebrates this important Anniversary.
Hands: Dauphine, domed, rhodium-plated

Strap
Crocodile, black or brown, with deployment clasp
Déclic (Patented)
Bracelet: steel Chalin bracelet, with deployment clasp
Déclic (Patented)

Model Reference: 30125 ( Pink Gold model, Limited edition of 125 pieces)

Case
Case In 18 ct. pink gold
Diameter of the case: 41,00 mm.
Thickness of the case: 15,00 mm.
Case-back: transparent in sapphire glass, flat, external part polished, curved, with engravings, locked by 6 screws
Strap-attachment: 20,00 mm.
Water-resistance: 30 m.
Crown: screw-in crown, in 18 ct. pink gold, waterresistant, personalised “E”
Glass: sapphire, curved

Dials
– Argenté with “soleil” finish, with applied gilded index and Arab numerals at 1, 2 and 5 o’clock, symbolizing the 125th Anniversary of the Maison; 3 counters with snailed finish and black profile
– Black with “soleil” finish, with applied gilded index and Arab numerals at 1, 2 and 5 o’clock, symbolizing the 125th Anniversary of the Maison; 3 counters with snailed finish and silvery profile.
Also the Eberhard & Co. logo on the dial celebrates this important Anniversary.
Hands: Dauphine, domed, rhodium-plated

Strap
Crocodile, black or brown with buckle in 18 ct. pink gold, personalised E&C

About Extra-fort Collection
Extra-fort represents an important stage in the history of watchmaking. It’s a chronograph by Eberhard & Co. which, as a post-war offspring, became a synonym for a new era in horology in the ‘50s. Half a century later this by now renowned timepiece was freshly interpreted and brought up to the state of the art by the same Maison Suisse. The Extra-fort is a mechanical automatic winding chronograph, with sapphire glass, and water – resistant down to 3 or 5 atmospheres, depending on the models. The Extra-fort preserves the spirit and charm of a watch that has made history.The collection is enriched by particular éditions limitées.

Extra-fort steel case, anthracite dial, Circa 2000

The steel version of the Extra-fort Rattrapante is an exclusive chronograph proposed by Eberhard & Co. in a limited series of 333 pieces. Elegance and prestige are the characteristics best describing this model, equipped with fly-back and column-wheel devices, thanks to which it is possible to measure intermediate time and double chronometry. Through the Extra-fort Rattrapante sapphire crystal case back, a refined movement can be seen, which is much sought after and finished in highly refined detailed.

Eberhard & Co. also offers the Extra-fort Rattrapante model in 18 ct. red gold in a limited edition of 121 pieces. This precious version shares the main technical characteristics of its predecessor, but thanks to the incomparable quality of its precious metal, combined with the elegance of the black dial and contrasting gold roman numerals, this chronograph displays a new face, all the more special for the warm aura imbued by its enveloping red gold case.

From the 40s Extra-fort is one of the Swiss Maison’s most representative models. After having redesigned its style in the new millennium, equipping it with an automatic chronograph movement, the Extra-fort now comes with a 41mm steel case, retaining the class and innate charisma of its predecessor. Water-resistant to 5 atm, with a domed sapphire crystal, it is available in three different dial versions, embellished with a special diamond-finish, interspersed between the tachometer and minutes scales.

The Extra-fort Grande Taille is available with a crocodile strap or “Chalin” steel bracelet. The Extra-fort Automatic collection consists of mechanical automatic winding watches in steel, 18 ct. pink gold or white gold, available in the version “just time” or “Grande Date” also with power-reserve, with a sapphire glass and the caseback locked by screws. The “just time” version has a wide choice of dials: from the classic anthracite and “argenté” to the coloured blue and burgundy. The special models “Grande Date” and “Grande Date Réserve de Marche” feature a transparent caseback in sapphire glass to reveal the movement with its embellishments “Côtes de Genève”. Among these, the “Edition Bleuet” deserves particular attention.

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