For the presentation of one of its latest creations, Eberhard & Co. takes a walk down memory lane. It was the 1950s when the Swiss watchmaker, always inclined towards technical research and innovation, decided to take on a challenge that has, fascinated men – the sea and its mysterious depths. These were the years in which one of Hemingway’s greatest works was published – “The old man and the sea” – which dealt with subjects such as courage and man’s tenacity in the face of nature – the vast blue expanse, to be exact – and his merging with it.
These were the years in which Eberhard & Co. presented its Scafograf collection, designed to be worn by the adventurous and sporty with a dynamic spirit and love of life. Enriched over the years, the luxury collection was made up of steel models which were water-resistant to 100, 200, 300, 400, 750 or 1000 meters, with or without a rotating bezel and luminescent hour markers.
The SCAFOGRAF 300 incorporated all the main features required of a dive watch: automatic with a sturdy, shock resistant steel case, a graduated black bezel to control elapsed dive time, a high-contrast dial with luminescent hands and markers and a stainless steel expandable bracelet; everything that intrepid divers and water-sports aficionados would need in the enthralling depths. The date at 3 o’clock – unusual for a dive watch – and the look of this model made it agreeably suitable for every day wear.
The 300 in the name of this watch indicated the depth to which it was water-resistant. Eberhard & Co. now presents a new edition of this model, reinterpreted in a contemporary way. The new SCAFOGRAF 300 is a mechanical, self-winding diving watch, with a 43 mm steel case, an unidirectional rotating bezel in ceramic, with luminescent markings on the first 15 minutes scale, curved sapphire glass and a helium escape valve at 9 o’clock.
The “galbé” black dial has luminescent applied indices and the date at 3 o’clock. The name of the model, the central seconds hand and the dots can be white, light blue or yellow. The hours and minutes hands are also luminescent. Water-resistant to 300 meters, the new SCAFOGRAF 300 has a screwed case-back personalized with an engraved starfish. The model comes with an integrated black rubber strap. The clean and precise lines of the SCAFOGRAF 300 are also well suited to a more casual-chic use out of the water.