EBERHARD EXTRA FORT REF. 1602 YELLOW GOLD
Eberhard & Co. is a Swiss watchmaker founded in 1887 that has been producing luxury watches for more than a century. At the beginning of the 1950s, Eberhard & Co. introduced the chronograph Extra-fort a watch designed to be both elegant and durable. It was equipped with a fine 14 or 16 lines chronograph caliber, a beautiful 38-mm-diameter case, square pushers, and a snap caseback. The dial with raised indexes featured tachymeter scales in various shapes, as seen in vintage catalogs advertisements. The watches were made with high-quality materials and were built to last, featuring robust cases and precise movements. Those watches made by Eberhard often feature the distinctive “extra fort” (extra strong) inscription on the dial, which is a nod to their durability and reliability.
The present Eberhard & co Extrafort reference 1602 is an early example of the Extrafort chronograph model. Later Extrafort chronograph models were equipped with a smaller 14′ caliber. The present example, which is one of the earliest examples, is still equipped with a 16′ caliber, making it rarer and more collectible. The overall condition is very good, the case has deep hallmarks and sharp lines, the dial has developed a nice and charming yellowish patina over the years. The caliber is in good condition. All components are correct for the years of manufacture.
Year 1950 circa, 38mm diameter, Serial Number 156-482.