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Eberhard & Co. - First glimpse of the EB 140 movement

Eberhard & Co. First glimpse of the EB 140 movement

When Eberhard & Co. official celebrates its return to La Chaux-de-Fonds next month, it will do so with a new watch fitted with a new in-house movement.

Later this year, Eberhard & Co. will officially celebrate the return to its historic home, the “Maison de l’Aigle” in La Chaux-de-Fonds. This trip back to the brand’s roots will be accompanied by a new watch in keeping with the same theme. Although the company is keeping tight-lipped about what this watch might be, it has already let slip one word that tells us all: vintage.

Eberhard & Co. has also provided some details about a new in-house movement, the first developed by the company in a number of years, that will equip this watch. The full details will be disclosed when the watch is launched, but we already know that the new EB 140 calibre is a hand-wound movement. With a full three-quarter plate visible on the images, such a characteristic is, of course, impossible to hide. The three-quarter plate and balance bridge also define the aesthetics of the movement, with a distinctive circular wave decoration. Gold-plated engravings and blued screws are indications of the attention to detail in the EB 140 and what is visible of the balance wheel suggests a construction in the purest horological tradition, which is only fitting for a future vintage-themed timepiece.

First glimpse of the EB 140 movement

EB 140 calibre © Eberhard & Co.

The new movement fits into a new stage in the brand’s development. Freed from the budgetary constraints of attending Baselworld for the past couple of years, after 70 years of presence at the exhibition, Managing Director Mario Peserico has been able to reshape the company’s product planning and communications. Announcing the new EB 140 calibre without the watch, just as Omega did with its calibre 321 at the start of the year, is a prime example of how communications can change when there is no time pressure to launch a product at Baselworld. Further innovations will no doubt follow from Eberhard & Co.’s historical headquarters as it seeks to capitalise on its rich history dating back to 1887.

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16 May 2019
Christophe Béliard
Cher mr o'neil, j'ai parcouru votre article avec le plus grand intérêt et me réjouis de cette nouvelle aventure pour la marque eberhard. le but de mon message est de vous faire part de mes commentaires quant à votre vocabulaire qui demanderait a être plus précis techniquement. voici donc 3 remarques; quand vous parlez de la platine, il s'agit en fait du pont combiné barillet/rouage. quant aux gravures, elles ne sont pas plaquées car le terme "plaqué" sous-entend une couche d'or d'une certaine épaisseur. hors dans le cas présent, la couleur or est donné par une couche d'or relativement mince. il faudrait donc mieux employer le terme "gravures dorées" avec possibilité d'y ajouter la couleur qui semble être dans le cas présent du 2n. ma dernière remarque concerne le décor des ponts. en général, on ne parle pas de vagues circulaires mais de cotes circulaires. voilà, j'en ai terminé et il ne me reste plus qu'à vous souhaiter une excellente journée et vous assurer que je continuerai d'avoir beaucoup de plaisirs à vous lire. cordialement cb
21 May 2019
Cher Monsieur Béliard, Merci pour vos précisions. Je vais corriger la mention de “plaqué” ainsi que le pont combinés, mais nous nous sommes alignés sur le vocabulaire utilisé par la marque Eberhard & Co. pour ce qui concerne les “vagues circulaires”.   Je tiens à préciser que rédige mes articles en anglais et ils sont ensuite traduit en français.    Cordialement, Paul O’Neil

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