Swiss watch brand Eberhard & Co. has recently announced the addition of a new blue dial watch to its Traversetolo collection.
Introduced back in 1990, the Traversetolo watches from Eberhard & Co. were an answer to the growing trend of large-sized watches at the time and nothing much has changed ever since. This new watch features a stainless-steel case that measures a relatively large and modern 43mm in diameter. Sitting on top of the case is a domed sapphire crystal, whereas the case back is being offered in two variations; a closed case-back with a frosted finish or a transparent case back, both of which have been secured in place using 8 screws. The case features a polished finish for the most part and the lugs have drilled holes that would make changing straps quick and easy. Water-resistance is limited to just 50 meters.
The dial has been presented in a deep shade of blue and has been given a nice sunburst finish that would enable the watch to play well with the light and lend it a slightly dressy outlook. The layout remains quite familiar to previously released Traversetolo watches with a clean and fuss-free three-hand setup. Placed on the outer periphery are applied and lume filled baton-style hour markers. Surrounding the hour index on the inside is a silver minute track with black printed marking and finally there is large subsidiary seconds dial at 6. The hands like the markers are of baton style, and the hour/minute hand has also been filled with luminous paint to aid low light visibility.
Powering the watch is the hand-wound ETA 6495 calibre. The movement operates at a frequency of 18000 vph and offers a healthy power reserve of around 46 hours. The movement has been nicely decorated with perlage and thermally blued screws and can be viewed in all its glory on the ‘Vitre’ version of the watch. The hand-wound movement also helps in making the watch achieve a low overall thickness of around 10.5mm which would enhance the wearing comfort.
The new Eberhard & Co. Traverseloto blue dial watch is available to purchase either on a waterproof white strap with blue contrast stitching or a stainless-steel bracelet. The solid case back version would cost CHF 2100 on strap and CHF 2,700 on bracelet whereas the ‘Vitre’ version would cost CHF 2,480 and CHF 3,080.