Eberhard & Co., a watchmaker with a passion for motoring, supports motoring enthusiasts around the world. For almost 30 years, the company has been one of the main sponsors of some of the most fascinating motoring events, in particular those dedicated to the world of vintage cars, rallies, regularity races and Concours D’elegance.
Eberhard was confirmed as Main Sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the 31st edition of the Winter Marathon, the most eagerly-awaited winter event in the world, scheduled for 24 to 27 January 2019 in Madonna di Campiglio. A long-established tie unites Eberhard & Co. with the world of speed and challenges with a retro flavor going back to 1991, when the brand dedicated a special collection of watches, inspired by the automotive style of yesterday and today, to one of the greatest drivers of all time, Tazio Nuvolari, also becoming a sponsor of the most important event bearing his name.
Since then, the brand has been present at many of the most significant national and international events on the racing calendar for historic cars, reflecting their style, refinement and attention to detail. The Winter Marathon which confirms its position as the most important winter regularity event for historic cars is one such example. For the 2019 edition, the organizers have decided to keep the race format divided into two separate stages, increasing the number of timed trials to 65 (an absolute record for the event).
Eberhard & Co. will record the times for the competition, involving the public and participants, and will be a protagonist in the much-awaited Trophy on the Frozen Lake at Madonna di Campiglio. The direct elimination challenge will be dedicated to the top 32 classified teams, who will have negotiated frozen passes, bends and climbs. Prizes will be awarded both for the team that wins the Eberhard Trophy and for the overall winners of the event.
Eberhard & Co. was founded in 1887 in Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss Jura. In 2012, Eberhard & Co. celebrated 125 years of history, confirming its natural propensity towards development and growth, while retaining its personality and strong spirit of independence and without forgoing the close link with its origins and tradition. Eberhard & Co produces around 16,000 timepieces a year, with objectives of weighted yet constant growth, and is present in about 25 countries, from Europe to the United States, from the Far East to the Middle East.
The history of Eberhard & Co. is an ongoing succession of unforgettable creations, from the Chrono 4 to the 8 JOURS, from the Tazio Nuvolari collection to the Extra-fort model, from the women’s collection Gilda, right down to the very latest products: the Tazio Nuvolari 336 and Desk-Clock, the Contograf Special Edition and Gilda in two precious new models. Making waves this year will be diving model, a re-edition of a famous collection from the late ’50s: the Scafograf 300.