This is a special edition of the “Tazio Nuvolari”, the iconic chronograph watch series from Eberhard & Co. that celebrates the legendary Tazio Nuvolari, greatest car-racing myth of all times.
The watch takes inspiration from the vintage car dashboard instruments that were essentially designed to give optimum performance and legibility and to resist the punishments of weather and vibration. So the Tazio Nuvolari chronograph was duly devised to live up to the same criteria. Readability is optimised by the generously sized inset dials, and the luminescent Arabic numerals and minute and hour hands are perfectly legible even in the darkness. The black dial and the antiglare sapphire glass combine to facilitate recognition of the readings and quick checks of the tachometer.
The eight screws securing the caseback and the screwed-in crown render the timepiece perfectly waterproof while also affording maximum protection to its sophisticated movement and a balance wheel made from a special Glucydur alloy.
The caseback is transparent to reveal the beauty of the movement with its high-grade embellishments and the rotor with its equally as subtle engravings depicting a stylised 18 ct. gold replica of that Alfa Romeo Tipo C which the great Nivola used to drive to his impressive victories. Water-resistant down to 30 m., made of stainless steel, with a unique dial in black, scale engravings on the bezel denoting miles, rosebud finish.
Also available in Ø 43 mm.
Tazio Nuvolari Gold Car Collection
Calibre ETA 7750 13 1/4″
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
Superbly executed Côte de Genève embellishments, 25 rubies and 16 blue screws
2 counters: 30 minutes, 12 hours. Rotor with details in 18-karat gold: Tazio Nuvolari at the wheel of his Alfa Romeo, Côte de Genève style embellishments and gilt engravings (Tazio Nuvolari 1892-1992 – Gold Car Collection – Alfa Romeo tipo C)
Diameter of the case: 39,50 mm
Thickness of the case: 14,00 mm
Case-back: locked by 8 screws in 18-karat gold, with rosebud finish, sapphire crystal
Strap attachment: 20,00 mm
Water resistance: 30 m
Crown: Steel, screwed in, water-tight, personalised “E”
Bezel: Rosebud finish, high-gloss flank, scale; engravings in black denoting miles, opening of bezel 28,50 mm
Glass: Sapphire, non reflecting
Black, with luminescent Arabic numerals
Next to 9 o‘clock, signature and stylised depiction of Tazio Nuvolari’s mascot tortoise
Hands: baton-shaped, glossy white, luminescent
Steel, rectangular, water-tight
Real crocodile leather, personalised buckle “E&C” in steel
Stainless steel, “Charme”, invisible clasp with a very special detail: the stylised mascot tortoise in 18-karat gold
“Grande Taille” – Reference 31038
Case’s diameter 43,00 mm., on strap or on “Charme” steel bracelet