In 2014, the traditional Swiss watch brand Eberhard & Co. is presenting a timepiece as a tribute to a historic chronograph timepiece – Contograf – launched during 1960s. The new Contograf model, which comes in a 42 mm stainless steel, takes us to explore the original elements of the model introduced in 1960s.
Equipped with Calibre 8147 (base ETA 7750 13 ¼) mechanical automatic movement, this chronograph timepiece boasts a 30 minutes chronograph counter at 3’o clock, and a central hands for chronograph seconds. A date window is positioned at 6’ o clock. A small seconds dial is located at 9’o clock.
The screw in stainless steel case back is engraved “TRIBUTE TO CONTOGRAF – 1960s”. The unidirectional stainless steel bezel offers the Indications of second time zone, the hourly memo and the chronographer’s hours.
The dial, which is available in black or white versions, reminds us the details of original model. The counter of the chronographer’s minutes at 3 hours with the addition of a 3 minutes lapse counter is a feature of the 1960s to control telephone calls timing. The dial also features a tachometer scale.
Model: Contograf (2014)
Calibre 8147 base ETA 7750 13 ¼mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
2 counters (30 chronographer’s minutes at 3 hours – small seconds at 9 hours)
Rapid-adjustment date at 6 hours
Central hand for the chronographer’s seconds
Diameter of the case: 42.00 mm
Thickness of the case: 14.70 mm
Case-back: in steel, screwed-in, personalized with the engraving “TRIBUTE TO CONTOGRAF – 1960s”
Bezel: steel base with outer toothing, insert in black/anthracite with numbering, small indexes of the hours scale and triangle at 12hours, engraved, palladium treated.
Rotating unidirectional bezel, counter clockwise, with the following functions:
– Indication of a second time zone
– Indication of an hourly memo
– Indication of the chronographer’s hours
Water-resistance: 50 m
Crown: in steel, screwed-in, water-resistant, personalized with the “E” initial in relief
Glass: sapphire glass, domed, anti-reflective
White, black, black with white counters, white with black counters, 9 applied indexes, faceted
Date window at 6 hours with a particular trapezoidal shape and applied profile, red numbering. All these elements have been maintained from the 1960s model.
Counter of the chronographer’s minutes at 3 hours with the addition of a 3 minutes lapse counter, a feature of the 1960s to control telephone calls timing.
Tachometer scale on base 1000 in km/h
Hands: hours and minutes, “dauphine”, “squelettes” with luminescent insert. Leaf-shaped hands for the small counters. Central seconds hand in red for the following dial versions
– Black with white counters
– White with black counters
“Nickel noir” central seconds hand on the white dial version
Black leather with “red arrow” detail
Steel buckle, personalized “E&C”
Chassis®, in steel – 3 links: the internal one is satin while the other two are polished
Optional: deployment clasp Déclic (Patented)