Saturday, March 28, 2015

Have I Got a Watch for You!

Those were the words of Eberhard chief Mario Peserico when I walked into the booth for my BaselWorld appointment.  I wasn't sure what he meant.  And then Anais, the PR contact said exactly the same thing...

This was me -


Hard to see owing to the lighting and the dark blue background but I was "nattily" attired in a pair of green floral patterned trousers.  That's "Natty" not "Dandy" (which is apparently the domain of Jack Forster of Revolution according the the Paper of Record).

And this was the watch -


This is Eberhard's Contograf Special Edition.

Courtesy of Eberhard
A self-winding, bi-compax chronograph with date at 6 o'clock.  Available on a bracelet or NATO Strap.  

Here are the specs, straight from the source -

CONTOGRAF SPECIAL EDITION

Technical features

Reference:
31069

Movement:
8147 calibre (ETA 7750 131⁄4)
Mechanical automaticwinding chronograph 2 counters (30 chronograph minutes at 3 o'clock running seconds at 9 o'clock) fastchanging date window at 6 o'clock. Central hand for the chronograph seconds.

Case:
steel


Total diameter of the case:
42 mm

Thickness of the case:
14.70 mm

Caseback:
steel, screwedin, personalized with the inscription SPECIAL EDITION


Bezel:
anticlockwise unidirectional rotation, in black or dark green color. Steel base with external teeth, black ceramic insert with numerals, small indices of the hours and 12 o’clock triangle

Waterresistant:
50 m

Crown:
steel, screwedin, waterresistant, personalized with an 'E' in relief

Glass:
antireflective domed sapphire

Dial:
“camouflage” in green tones, with green counters, 9 applied black indices, faceted. “Special Edition” written in white.
Date window at 6 o'clock, with particular trapezoidal shape, applied outline and date numbers in red.

Minutes counter at 3 o'clock showing the duration of a telephone call unit which lasted for 3 minutes in the 1960s.
Tachometer scale base 1000 km/h.

Hands:
“dauphine” style, hours and minutes in black, with luminescent treatment; leaf shaped counters hands, black central hand for chronograph seconds.

Strap:
in military green rep fabric. Clasp personalized with 'E&C'.


Bracelet:
“Chassis®”, in steel, 3 links. D├ęclic® deploying buckle – Patented  





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