esearch, patents and technical and aesthetic innovation are the drivers that have allowed Eberhard & Co. to pursue its path without ever having to close its doors, from the original pocket watches crafted for the benefit of the very few to the first chronograph breakthroughs of the beginning of the last century, and from the innovative sports timepieces of the 1950s and 1960s to the most recent patented innovations, such as the Chrono 4, a revolution in the wrist chronograph concept, today reinterpreted in the Chrono 4 “21-42” version.
Today, Eberhard & Co. is able to rely on a long list of successful collections, many of them proudly demonstrating their strong links with the brand’s past. 8 Jours, the hand-wound timepiece boasting an exceptional power reserve, is a tribute to the pocket watches of the past. Scafograf diving watches born in the 1950s for professional use are today transformed into sports watches for everyday wear. Extra-fort, the first collection to be named by Eberhard & Co. in the 1940s, today features high-end chronographs. Tazio Nuvolari, the collection of automotive watches, celebrates the great champion by perpetuating his legend.
- To celebrate its 135th anniversary, Eberhard & Co has launched a limited edition of its famed Scafograf 200 with a new special DLC treatment, just 135 of which will be produced. This exceptional instrument of the past returns in an all-black version, coated with DLC for a highly contemporary look.
Many of these achievements are the result of the efforts of the family who took over directly from the Eberhards some fifty years ago. Palmiro Monti, a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for watches, understood the potential of the company and brand when the last of the Eberhards, unable to hand the firm down within his family, wanted to make sure it would continue in safe hands.
Today, Palmiro Monti’s daughter, Barbara Monti has taken over and runs the company with the same passion and determination as her predecessors, to whom she paid tribute by opening a museum at the company headquarters in La Chaux-de-Fonds, where the firm’s 135 years of history can be traced back through 100 masterpieces of fine watchmaking.