After what the brand reflects on as a success last year with the “MCMLIX” celebration edition, Eberhard & Co. has bolstered the SCAFOGRAF 300 with a new blue look.
The brand created the first SCAFOGRAF in 1959, with the aim of meeting the growing demand for diving watches.
This model became one of the La Chaux-de-Fonds Maison’s greatest successes and after the launch of the first two models (water resistant down to 100 and 200 metres respectively), the SCAFOGRAF 300 version and its evolutions followed.
The brand managed to create a timepiece able to withstand a depth of 1000 metres.
In 2016, driven forward by its desire for constant research and innovation, Eberhard & co. designed a re-issue of the SCAFOGRAF 300, a modern re-elaboration which, that very year, went on to win the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the most coveted prize in fine watchmaking.
This month the watchmaker has launched the SCAFOGRAF 300 “MCMLIX” edition, a diving watch, with the name itself, through the transcription in Roman numerals to evoke the year of its original launch, and boasting a galbe dial in blue, Eberhard & Co.’s signature colour.
The self-winding mechanical movement is housed within a 43 mm diameter steel case, with convex sapphire crystal and automatic helium escape valve at 9 o’clock.
The unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, also in blue, has ‘vintage’ luminescence on the first quarter of the minute scale and the screw back is decorated with a starfish, the emblem of the collection.
Designers explained how the water-repellent leather strap enhances the casual-chic look of the watch and features blue stitching, similarly evoking the rich blue tone of the dial.