Georges Eberhard founded Eberhard & Co. watches way back in 1887. Since the early 1900’s, they became renowned for their Chronometer and chronohraph pieces. In 2001, Eberhard developed and patented a new variation of chronograph displaying the 1st inline 4 sub dial chronograph, the Chrono 4.
In 2008 they introduced the Grande Taille, a new variation of the Chrono 4 that had a sportier look, larger size and overall beautiful design. The piece in today’s review, the 31052.1 is a classic, semi-sporty piece that is a true eye catcher.
The 43mm case is done in an incredible high polish finish. It is truly amazing how much the quality of finish impacts the total look of the watch. The truly beautiful finish is also implemented on the hands and indexes. In most settings, the hands and indexes reflect and appear to be black contrasting the white dial perfectly, making for great legibility.
The dial itself is a pure white , with silver Tachymeter scale chapter ring. This subtle detail adds much character. The most unique aspect of this dial, is the way that the chronograph is displayed. While you have your standard hour, minute and chronograph second hand centralized, there are 4 silver subdials that will display chronograph minutes and hours, 24 hour indicator, and actual seconds. As I mentioned, this display is unique and proprietary to Eberhard. There is also a date display at the 12 o’clock, which is fairly large and very easy to see.
The movement inside of the Eeberhard Chrono 4 31052.1 is the EB200, which is based on an ETA 2894-A2. The heavily modified and decorated caliber contains 53 jewels, 28,800 bph and a 42 hour power reserve. As you can imagine, it takes a ton of work, additional parts, and especially patience to make a base movement that generally displays its sub dials at 9, 6, and 3 o’clock with the date at 4 o’clock, to display an inline chrono with an extra 24 hour indicator (which only syncs to the actual time and indicates AM/PM) and has the date at 12 o’clock.
This complicated Chrono retails for $7,860. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996. To see more Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4’s, CLICK HERE.
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