According to Eberhard, last year was a good year for the Italy-based watchmaker, with sales up 13% worldwide. Eberhard attributes this to it’s Scafograf 300 diver, which picked up a major win last year when the GPHG jury awarded it the Sports Watch of the year prize. And now there’s a new watch being added to the family.
Eberhard has decided to expand the collection for the first time by adding a GMT to the mix. It’s a nifty little complication for divers who enjoy diving with their mechanical watches, but do it paired with a diving computer, or another professional device – or for those who like dive watch styling but don’t need the functionality of a timing bezel.
Since you have to remove the 60-minute bezel in order to fit a 24-hour ring, you definitely shouldn’t be diving with this GMT diver alone. However, it’s actually a pretty useful complication, considering how far many travel to reach exotic waters.
Eberhard is offering the new Scafograf with either a black or blue dial. The black version seen here comes with an orange GMT hand, while the blue version comes with a single orange line at six o’clock. Otherwise, the hands and indexes are unchanged, and the date window stays at three o’clock. The case of the new Scafograf is made out of stainless steel and measures 43mm, both of which are the same as the original Scafograf 300. The movement inside is a modular GMT from ETA. It’s an automatic movement running at 28,800 vph in 21 jewels, hidden in this case by a solid caseback. Eberhard guarantees the watch water resistant down to 100 meters.
The new Scafograf is offered on two rubber strap options, in blue and in black, for $3,880 and on a stainless steel bracelet for an extra $820. The bracelet features a patented locking device, a déclic deployment clasp which ensures an extra level of security.
For more information, visit Eberhard online.