by Sea Time – The Clocks of the Sea
In 130 years Eberhard & Co. has written important pages in watchmaking. A history in which the sea, with the Scafograf collection, still occupies a prominent place today
It was 1958 when Eberhard & Co. registered the name Scafograf to introduce the following year the first two models designed for diving and capable of reaching depths of 100 and 200 meters. A bond, that with the sixth continent, culminated in 2016 with the awarding of the Scafograf 300, launched in the same year, as the best sports watch at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Today the collection includes three references
- The Scafograf 300 features a 43mm steel case water-resistant to 300 meters, ceramic bezel with luminescence on the first quarter of the minute scale, domed sapphire crystal, and helium escape valve at 9 o’clock. The black, galbé dial has luminescent applique hour markers and date window at 3 o’clock.
- The GMT version unveiled in 2017 retains the use of ceramic for the bezel and the design of the 43mm steel case that is water-resistant to 100 meters, but brings in a triple time zone function managed by the ETA caliber 2893-2 with soigné finish and the option of opting for a blue or black declination.
- It is precisely the latter hue that characterizes “The Black Sheep” limited edition of the GMT of 500 pieces. Introduced to the market in 2018, it is the latest leg of a journey that smells of the sea.