With its horological roots dating back to 1887, Eberhard is an underrated brand that makes intriguing timepieces. A short while back, we looked at the modern and dressy blue dial Traversetolo watch, and now the brand unveiled a modern avatar of its popular ‘Scientigraf’ reference from 1961.
Reissuing a vintage reference is no easy feat. However, Eberhard seems to have done a good job here. One of the things that made the 1961 ‘Sceintigraf’ special was its antimagnetic capabilities, something that was not so common back in the time. To offer protection against magnetic fields, the movement inside the ‘Scientigraf’ was covered with a soft iron cage famously known as the Faraday cage. The latest generation of the ‘Scientigraf’ keeps this feature intact and adheres to the ISO 764 2020 standards, making it capable of withstanding magnetic field up to 4800 A/m. Ticking inside the watch is the Sellita SW 300-1, which operates at 4 Hz and offers a power reserve of around 42 hours.
The case on the watch has been crafted from stainless steel and measures a modest 41mm in diameter. While the case is slightly larger than the one found in its vintage inspiration, the overall design remains familiar. The case features a round shape, chunky downward curving lugs, and a smooth polished bezel on top along with a domed sapphire crystal.
There is a well-proportioned crown at 3, that screws down to make sure that the watch remains water-resistant to 100 meters. Like the original, the case back is closed and is engraved with the letter E surrounded by lightning waves, highlighting that the watch is resistant to magnetic fields.
The dial is another area where the new 2021 ‘Scientigraf’ shines and keeps the vintage spirit of the watch intact. Presented in black with a matt finish, it features applied lume filled triangles for hours and a white printed minute track. The cardinal markers are larger and are supported by bold Arabic numerals. Furthermore, to emit a retro vibe, Eberhard has filled the hands and indices with custard/orange color luminous paint. Another signature design detail on this watch is the handset that comprises a triangle-tipped hour hand, a simple sword-shaped minute hand, and a lollipop style hand to track the seconds.
The new Eberhard ‘Scientigraf’ is available to purchase on a leather strap for USD 2,800 and a stainless-steel bracelet for USD 3,300.