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Monday, January 23, 2012

Worthy champion: Eberhard & Co Champion V Chronograph

Eberhard & Co was founded in La Chaux de Fonds in 1887 by Swiss industrialist George-Emile Eberhard. This year it celebrates its 125th anniversary, and part of the celebrations include the launch of a new Champion watch – Champion V which was on display at SIHH 2012.

In 1907 the brand had become one of the largest of the Swiss marques and its headquarters took up an entire block in the centre of La Chaux de Fonds.

The 1930s saw Eberhard & Co manufacturing some of the most innovative watches of the day.

This trend continued and by the late 80’s the brand started to focus exclusively on the luxury end of watchmaking. At the start of the 1990s, the Swiss Maison launched the Champion collection, giving it a more contemporary look.

Champion V is an elegant mechanical chronograph with automatic winding.  It runs on an ETA 7750 movement with 3 counters 30 minutes, 12 hours and small-seconds with the date at 4 o’clock.

Waterproof to 40 metres, the watch is housed in a 42.80 mm steel case, with convex sapphire crystal, the back is secured by 6 screws. The dial and bezel come in an assortment of dial and bezel colour combinations.

There’s a choice of wristbands including a leather strap with the buckle personalised “E&Co.”, or a steel “Chablis” bracelet.

No information on prices as yet.

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