New: Eberhard & Co.’s Scientigraf Chrono

By Montredo in New releases
January 23, 2024
New: Eberhard & Co.’s Scientigraf Chrono

Modern Interior with a Retro Coat

The Scientigraf Chrono is the new chronograph version of Eberhard’s legendary 1961 anti-magnetic “Scientigraf” model, whose technical and aesthetic qualities are enhanced with the chronograph version and two chronograph counter fields.

To understand the thought process behind the Scientigraf Chrono, one has to look back a little: between the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, Swiss fine watchmaking was confronted with a new challenge: The increasing prevalence of electrical household appliances, which became more and more present in people’s everyday lives after the war, affected the function of their valuable mechanical timepieces. Nothing dramatic, but due to their proximity to the now widespread electric fields, the magnetisation of watch components began to affect the functionality of the watches themselves and jeopardize the precision of their mechanical movements.

Innovation Meets History

The Swiss Maison Eberhard, founded in 1887, addressed the problem and stays true to the retro appeal in its latest model: offering two counters, designed in an azuré finish, standing out against the black dial and the triangular element, which appears several times, is a real looker. The 41-mm case, alternately polished and satin-finished, houses a “Faraday cage”. A special structure made of soft iron that absorbs electromagnetic waves and ultimately protects the movement, whose precision is therefore not affected. The case back is screwed down and presents the original design of the model launched in 1961, with the logo and inscription recalling the anti-magnetic tests carried out at the time in the special facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

The Scientigraf Chrono comes with a Chassis® steel bracelet and a 2CLICK® double-pressure clasp personalized with the brand’s emblem.

Technical Features

  • Reference: 31077
  • Movement: self-winding mechanical chronograph
  • 2 counters: 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock – continuous seconds at 3 o’clock. Central chrono seconds hand.
  • Case: polished and satin-brushed steel. The case is fitted with a metal cage specially designed to protect the mechanical movement from the effects of magnetic fields.
  • Case diameter: 41 mm
  • Case thickness: 13.55 mm
  • Strap lug width: 20 mm
  • Push-buttons: made of steel, polished.
  • Case back: made of steel, screwed, individually designed with the 1961 drawing, inspired by magnetic fields, with “E” in the middle.
  • Bezel: in steel, polished.
  • Water resistance: 50 m
  • Crown: screw-down, water-resistant, customised with an “E”.
  • Glass: domed, cut sapphire glass, anti-reflective treatment on the inside.
  • Dial: Galbé, degraded black, Arabic numerals with 12 and 6 in white, triangular hour-markers with ivory luminous material. Counters with azuré finish. Galbé, black dégradé, Arabic numerals with 12 and 6 in white, triangular indexes with orange luminosity. Counters with azuré finish.
  • Hands: with vintage ivory or orange luminescence. Hour hands with the original triangular tip; counters with triangular tip; counter hand with triangular tip; central chronograph seconds hand with adapted shape.
  • Bracelet: steel Chassis® with 2CLICK® two-button clasp with customised Maison crest.

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