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Eberhard & Co - Early, La Chaux-de-Fonds Télémètre Dial - Pre-Extra Fort - 18k Rose Gold - c.1940s


A Rather Lovely Eberhard & Co Telemetre Dial Chronograph in 18k Rose Gold with a Rare and Beautiful Dial With Attractive 'Newsprint, Sepia' Patina - c.1940s.

Eberhard & Co manufacture was founded in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the historic birthplace of the Swiss watchmaking industry, by George-Emile Eberhard. Eberhard was the son of a prominent Bernese family tracing its origins back to the 10th century, which was involved in the development of the Swiss watchmaking industry. His father, early on, initiated him in the art of watchmaking and Eberhard was only 22 when he founded the company.

What’s On Offer 

An authentic Eberhard Pre-Extra-Fort watch, with a rare and beautiful vintage 'newsprint' dial, in charming condition with a peppering of attractive patina. 

The 18k solid rose gold hinged case measures a substantial 40mm - very sizeable for the time this watch was produced! The case is fitted with an oval start/stop/reset chronograph button at 2 and an oval slide to stop/restart the chronograph without resetting the recorded time at 4.

The (originally) ivory dial is signed by Eberhard & Co and marked Swiss-made. The hour plots have baton markers and the watch also features an outer telemeter scale and inner spiral tachymeter scale, two sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register. 

This is a beautiful vintage watch suitable for all occasions from everyday wear to more formal occasions - an all-rounder with a touch of opulence. 

Additional information 

Made from

Case: 18k Rose Gold

Dial: Deep Ivory with Patina

Crystal: Plexi

Bracelet: Brown Leather Pin Buckle Strap

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: Eberhard 1600

Jewels: 17j

Waterproof: n/a

Power reserve:

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition

Model Reference: Pre-Extra Fort 

Date of issue: c.1940s

Warranty: 12 Months by VWS


Width (without crown): 40mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 45.5mm

Wrist size: Adjustable