Swiss watch brand Eberhard & Co. presents a modern recreation of the brand’s ‘Scientigraf’ timepiece released in 1961.
Ever since its establishment in 1887, the Swiss watchmaker has always brought in several technical innovations that are truly beneficial to users, exploring solutions in a variety of domains. Over the years, Eberhard & Co. has developed countless inventions and patents designed to solve all the main issues likely to affect mechanical watch movements, including in particular the problem of magnetisation.
Eberhard & Co. was one of the first Swiss manufacturers to offer an antimagnetic watch. Released in 1961, the ‘Scientigraf’ timepiece featured a Faraday cage made of soft iron which acts as a shield for watch movements. Its function is to absorb electromagnetic waves, preventing them from reaching the mechanisms. The ‘Scientigraf’ model of 1961 was one of the timepieces that pioneered this technology, and was extremely successful at the time thanks to the reliability of its performance.
Eberhard & Co. has now created a new edition of its historical ‘anti-magnetic’ watch. Modelled on the features of its predecessor, the new version also offers all the enhancements derived from the application of modern technology and contemporary design.
The new ‘Scientigraf’ measures 41 mm in diameter, is water-resistant to 100 m and is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement with dial readings for hours, minutes and seconds at the centre.
The steel case presents a polished and satin finish and the screwed-in caseback is customised with a period logo and an inscription referencing the tests successfully passed at the specialist centre in La Chaux-de-Fonds, certifying compliance with ISO 764 2020 standards.
The sapphire glass is carved out and domed, and features an anti-reflective treatment. The two dials available are in mat black, enhanced with a “galbé” finish and two luminescence options for the indices, either vintage or orange. The circular area radiating outwards from the center is luminescent too.
The ‘Scientigraf’ watch will have a water-resistant black leather strap with a decorative cordura insert or orange stitching (depending on the dial version) and a buckle customised with the Eberhard shield. Also available is the steel Chassis® bracelet.
Reference no.: 41043
Mechanical self-winding movement, calibre SW 300-1
Hours, minutes, and a second hand in the centre
Steel case with polished satin finishes
Inner metal cage specifically designed to protect the watch’s mechanical movement from magnetic field interference
Case diameter: 41.00 mm
Case thickness: 11.20 mm
Strap attachment: 20.00 mm
Bezel: Polished steel bezel
Crown: Screw-down water-resistant crown, customised with the letter ‘E’
Glass: domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment on the inner surface
Caseback: Screwed-in steel caseback, customised with the 1961 design inspired by magnetic fields with the letter ‘E’ in the centre.
Water-resistance: 100 m
– Mat black, galbé. White Arabic numerals 3/6/9/12 and triangular indices with vintage luminescence
– Mat black, galbé. White Arabic numerals 3/6/9/12 and triangular indices with orange luminescence
With vintage or orange luminescence, depending on the dial version
The hour hand features the original triangular tip; the minute hand is baton style
Central second hand with luminescent circular area
Water-resistant black leather strap with decorative cordura insert or orange stitching
The steel buckle is customised with the E shield in relief
Steel Chassis® bracelet with steel deployment clasp or the two-button clasp