We will admit – it’s been quite some time since we’ve had Eberhard on our pages. Well, now it’s time to talk about a model that’s been around for almost 30 years. Back in 1996, the idea of producing a 43mm case must have seemed a bit absurd. Now, 43 seems right in line, but then, it would have been more unique. Now, almost 30 years down the road, there’s a new version of the Eberhard & Co Traversetolo with a stunning blue dial.

Traversetolo: what is it?

Regardless of dial color, the Eberhard & Co Traversetolo is a clean – and somewhat oversized – approach of your classic three-hander. Of course, instead of the central seconds, you’ve got running seconds down at 6 o’clock in a subdial. This is a classic look, made Eberhard’s own with the font choice done up large on the dial itself.

The movement

If you were looking through the spec sheet, you’ll notice that the watch is quite thin for the diameter, coming in at just 10.7mm. To pull off that trick, they went a quite simple route: they’re using a manually-wound movement. Depending on the reference you opt for, you can see that movement through a sapphire exhibition caseback, or have it completely enclosed by a solid caseback.

Wrapping things up

It’s a rather clean look, and should be great for the office, out on town in a suit, or even around the house on the weekend. If you want to pick up your own Eberhard & Co Traversetolo, here’s how the pricing breaks down. On the leather strap, you’re looking at $3,220; for the steel bracelet, it’s $3,970. That’s a pretty hefty leap, but if you think you want it, it’s better to get the bracelet now than hope you can find it down the road. For more details, head on over to eberhard-co-watches.ch

Eberhard & Co Traversetolo Tech Specs

  • Reference: 21116.22 and 21120.22
  • Movement: mechanical hand-wound movement, small seconds at 6 o’clock
  • Case: steel
  • Diameter of the case: 43.00 mm
  • Thickness of the case: 10.70 mm
  • Caseback:
    • minted, fixed by 8 screws, with the marks in relief (for ref. 21116)
    • transparent, in sapphire glass, fixed by 8screws (for ref. 21120)
  • Lug width: 21.00 mm
  • Bezel: polished
  • Water resistance: 50 m
  • Crown: steel, water-resistant, personalised “E”
  • Glass: sapphire, domed
  • Dial: powder blue, Arabic numerals with white Superluminova; “leaf-shaped” hour and minute hands, white with white Superluminova; “baton-shaped” seconds hand
  • Strap: soft touch vintage leather in powder blue, personalised E&C steel buckle
  • Bracelet: Chaland, in steel
  • Optional: deployment clasp Déclic® for the leather strap

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Last Update: July 2, 2024