La Chaux-de-Fonds based Swiss luxury watch brand Eberhard & Co. presents a new edition of its ‘1887 Remontage Manuel’ timepiece in blue, the official color of the Maison.
Equipped with the exclusive EB140 manual-winding calibre, the ‘1887 Remontage Manuel’ timepiece features an architecture specially designed for the Maison.
The movement is characterised by meticulous attention to detail, particularly in the area of the balance-cock and the large gear bridge, both rhodium-plated, with circular waves in the centre and a spiral paper perimeter. The screws are blued and the engravings are gilded.
The ‘1887 Manual Remontage’ is defined by soft lines. The steel case, with a diameter of 41.80 mm, houses the blue dial with vintage-inspired ‘Clous de Paris’ finishes, featuring Roman numerals, rhodium-plated indexes and a trapezoidal date window positioned at 6 o’clock. The embossed logo, an integral part of the historical heritage of the Maison, is documented in the archives of the early 1900s. The caseback has a central sapphire crystal zone allowing the EB140 calibre to be seen at its best.
The chromatic uniformity between the dial and the blue alligator strap enhances the charm of a unique timepiece which, by its name, embodies and represents Eberhard & Co.’s strong link with its history and its foundation, created in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
In 2019, the Maison re-established its headquarters inside the historic baroque-style building in the city centre, known as ‘La Maison de l’Aigle’. The brand also opened a museum in the same building, so allowing a public of enthusiasts to admire the watchmaking creations that have marked more than 130 years of the brand’s history.
To mark these important events and further consolidate this return to origins, the internal EB140 calibre was created and integrated in the ‘1887’ model designed for this occasion.
Model: 1887 Remontage Manuel
Mechanical, hand-wound, calibre EB 140, 14”’ – 28.800 A/h – 18 jewels
Rhodium-plated bridges with vagues circulaires finishing in the center and colimaçon papier on the perimeter
All engravings are in 2N gold, plated with perlage decoration
Winding pinion and crown wheel with soleillage and diamanté finisigh in Azuré screws
Date display at 6 o’clock, with numerals specifically sized so that they can be read through the trapezoidal date window
Power reserve > 40 H
In steel, polished with satin parts
Each case has its own particular caseback
Diameter of the case: 41.80 mm
Thickness of the case: 9.60 mm
Strap-attachment: 20.00 mm
Caseback: fixed by 4 screws. Central zone in sapphire glass, circumference personalized with engravings.
Water resistance: 30 m
Crown: in steel, personalized with the “E” shield in relief
Glass: sapphire, domed, antireflective on the internal surface
Blue, with Clous de Paris finishg, personalized with the historical Eberhard & Co. Chaux-de-Fonds logo and the Maison’s foundation year– 1887 – on metal cartouches.
Rhodium-plated Roman numerals and rhomboidal indices, applied
Trapezoidal date window, with rhodium-plated profile in relief, at 6 o’clock
Hands: hours and minutes dauphine type, rhodium-platedc. Central seconds hand
Alligator, in blue color