Created 30 years ago, the ‘Tazio Nuvolari’ collection of timepieces from Swiss watch brand Eberhard & Co. pays tribute to Tazio Nuvolari, the champion driver who dominated the decades between 1920 and the late forties.
Also, Eberhard & Co. has been the main sponsor of the Nuvolari Grand Prix for over twenty years. In this role and through the many models of watches he has inspired, the Maison has helped enormously in paying tribute to the ‘Mantovano Volante’, proudly aware of the fact that the champion of technical perfectionism chose an Eberhard to accompany him in everyday life.
The Tazio Nuvolari collection mainly consists of sports watches, and many versions have been added to it over the years. Some of these have been inspired by great victories or enterprises realized by the champion. The latest, Nuvolari Legend, seeks to celebrate the essence of the man and of the sportsman, consecrating him among those who will never be forgotten.
Nuvolari Legend is an automatic timepiece with a steel case, available in two sizes: 39.5 mm and 43 mm in the Grande Taille version. The model is water resistant down to a depth of 30 meters and features a black dial with luminescent Arabic numerals, a minutes counter at 12 o’clock, a hours counter at 6 o’clock and a spiral tachometer scale in km/hr in the centre.
The movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal base, which is secured by eight screws, decorated with a checkerboard pattern inspired by the race start flag and customised with name of the model and the historic stylised Alfa Romeo Type 12C in which the great driver obtained many victories. The ‘vintage’ look of the new timepiece is enhanced by the matching antiqued leather strap. This model is also available with a steel Charme bracelet.
Eberhard & Co. base Valjoux 7750
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, 2 counters: 30 minutes and 12 hours
Côtes de Genève finish
25 rubies – 16 blue screws
Oscillating weight decorated with the historical stylized
Alfa Romeo Type C, in 18 ct. gold, côtes de Genève finish and golden engravings
Diameter of the case: 39,5 mm REF 31137
“Grande Taille” version 43,00 mm REF 31138
Thickness of the case 13,5 mm
Caseback: transparent in sapphire glass, fixed by 8 screws, decorated with a checkerboard pattern inspired by the race start flag, personalised with the name of the model, engraved.
Bezel: in steel with a circular satin finish
Push-buttons: in steel, rectangular, water-resistant
Crown: in steel, screw-in, water-resistant, personalised with the “E”
Glass: sapphire, with an anti-reflective treatment on the inner surface
Water-resistance: 30 m.
Black dial with luminescent Arabic numerals a minutes counter at 12 o’clock, a hours counter at 6 o’clock and a spiral tachometer scale in km/hr in the centre
Hands: “bâton-type”, black, with luminescence
Antiqued leather strap
“Charme” in steel, buckle personalised with the stylized mascot tortoise in steel for the grande taille version and in 18 ct. gold in the 39.5 mm version.