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Dealer Product Code: 11-02-819
Brand: Eberhard & Co
Model: Extra Fort Chronograph
Movement: Manual wind
Case: 18ct Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather
Year of Production: circa 1950’s
Condition: Excellent (minimal signs of wear)
Depth Rating: n/a
Movement: Cal. 14000 Hand-wound
Case Material: 18k yellow gold
Case Diameter: 39mm
Bezel: Fixed 18k gold.
Crystal: Domed plexiglass
Case-back: Snap-on 18k yellow gold.
Bracelet material: Brown Lizard skin.
Clasp: E & Co signed 18k gold pin-buckle.
Eberhard & Co was founded in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Georges Eberhard. Driven from the outset by a passion for precision, the company quickly began to specialise in technical watches. The Extra-Fort watch, launched in the late 1940s, takes its name from its robust case. is considered the precursor of all the contemporary chronographs created by Eberhard & Co. for the “sporty chic” market. Since its introduction, the Extra-Fort has gone on to become one of the Company’s most iconic models, with successive commemorative reissues and reinterpretations benefiting from significant technical upgrades. This example, dating to the mid 1950’s, has a 39mm 18k gold case is in excellent condition. The watch is powered by E & Co’s hand-wound Cal. 14000 movement and has a champagne dial beneath a domed plexiglass crystal. The dial itself is exceptional, with no age spotting and all track markings intact. It has applied 18k gold indices and 12 and 6 numerals, blued steel hands, and ‘running seconds’ and ’30-min timer’ sub-dials at the 3 and 9 positions. The chronograph features a sliding push-button at the 4-position to measure intermediate times, something that had never been seen before. The watch is presented on an unworn brown Lizard skin strap with E&Co. signed 18K gold pin-buckle. This Eberhard is a beautiful and very wearable timepiece that exudes a warmth seldom seen in modern watches.