Unclassified vintage Watches

Eberhard split-seconds

of Jewellery Bonanno

Eberhard split-seconds

It dates back to 1887, founded by Georges Eberhard, the Manufacture d'horlogerie Eberhard & Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Starting from this date, the Swiss Maison has been synonymous with excellence and innovation, which find expression in timepiece high technical content that have marked important evolutionary stages: the chronograph pocket in 1919, the first wrist chronograph in 1935, coming up double timing 1939. it is a new revolution: the Maison creates a chronograph wristwatch equipped with an innovative rattrappante device that allows, in fact, the double split-second timing, with a mechanism inside the manufacturer Valjoux.

Il calibro Eberhard 1600 (o 16000), prodotto in esclusiva per l’Azienda di Chaux-de-Fonds sulla base del movimento Valjoux 65, nella varietà a pulsante più slitta, presenta un diametro di 36.0 mm, pari a 16”’ linee, carica manuale e registro 30 minuti. L’orologio ha 17 rubini, lo scappamento ad ancora, il bilanciere monometallico con viti, senza antiurto (negli esemplari più recenti è presente), la spirale Breguet (o piana, nei più recenti) 18000 Alt/h con risoluzione ad 1/5 di secondo, e consente la misurazione dei tempi intermedi, con arresto e rimessa in marcia senza azzeramento.

The maximum cure for the detail sought by Eberhard for this caliber is evidenced by the work of chamfering ( "chamfered") on levers and bridges, carried out with great skill. By now many years Eberhard's name is synonymous with reliability, continuing to be used by many people with their passion passed down the story.

The split-we are illustrating is rose gold, extremely rare, with its exceptional preservation conditions after about 80 years, gives the possibility to the owner to preserve something unique.

We attach photos and the clock, as is our usual, we illustrate with a graph the value of the trends in the various years, bringing the cost of the object had the origin and today's consideration, she notes how over the years It has appreciated.

A standard clock model in question, at a cost of 15,000 lire in 1930, corresponding to today's purchasing power of € 13,745.00, to date has reached a value of about € 30,000, about twice the starting price . This shows the great appreciation and then the big investment that this watch made.

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