Baselworld 2018: Eberhard Scafograf GMT “Black Sheep” Limited Edition Watch

By Carl Scutt

The Scafograf is a weird name if ever I heard a weird name, but that aside the Scafograf 300 presented back in 2016 to pick up the ‘Sports Watch Prize’ at the Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, clearly captured the imagination. So much, so that Eberhard decides to release a limited edition calling it the GMT “Black Sheep”.

This neat package comes in a 43mm black DLC treated stainless steel case with a bi-directional bezel offering a triple time zone function, ceramic insert with 24-hour scale bezel and luminescent mark at 12 o’clock. The classy design is a simple, almost plain, the black dial sets off the black hands with white luminescence and white indices markers. The only real color comes from the orange second hand with a white arrowhead. Covering the dial is convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on its inner surface.

Another nice feature is the solid case back engraved with time zones, the name of the model and an individual number of the piece.

Let’s not forget the beating heart of the “Black Sheep” that’s powered by the reliable self-winding ETA 2893-2 calibre running at 28,800 vph with a guaranteed power reserve of 42 hours.

The Details

DLC-treated stainless steel case

43 mm

Water resistant to 100 metres 330 feet

Black rubber integrated strap with the ‘E’ coat of arms, the emblem of the Maison

DLC-treated steel bracelet completed with a deployment clasp

In my view, it’s a clean fresh design that I’d be happy to wear any day of the week. The name ‘Black Sheep’ suggests something of a reble or someone otherwise complicated, but to me, this is a nice conventional a clean design which doesn’t fit with the positioning, so basically, I like the piece but I still don’t like either of the names.

With the reference 41040, this will be limited to 500 pieces although at the time of writing there is no solid price point available. For more info, visit Eberhard online.