For 2021, Eberhard & Co. created a new version of its original Scientigraf, which dates back to 1961.
The modern Scientigraf, like its predecessor, features a soft metal Faraday cage (invented in the 1800s) which absorbs electromagnetic waves to protect the movement against the accuracy degrading effects of magnetism.
Presented in a stainless steel case measuring 41 mm x 11.20 mm, the Eberhard & Co. Scientigraf has its own look but you cannot help but see the resemblance — dimensionally and aesthetically — to a Rolex Explorer or Milgauss.
The easy-to-read dial has no date window and large luminous triangular indices with additional explorer-style Arabic numerals printed in white 12, 3, 6, and 9. A large arrow-tipped hour hand, long baton-shaped minute hand, and lollipop center seconds hand indicate the time — and like the hour markers are painted with a generous amount of lume. A matte black dial is the only choice, although you can select between either “vintage” or “orange” colored luminous paint.
An outsourced Swiss-made Sellita SW 300-1 powers this time-only watch. The movement is protected inside the Faraday cage and a screw-down caseback engraved with the 1961 design with the letter ‘E’ in the center. A screw-down crown with “E” emblazoned on the end controls winding and time adjustments. A slightly domed sapphire crystal and a fixed polished stainless steel bezel protect the dial side of the watch. Water resistance is rated to 100 meters.
The Eberhard Scientigraf is available with a 20 mm stainless steel bracelet as shown or a black leather strap with a decorative Cordura insert or orange contrast stitching (depending on the lume color you choose). Retail is $2,800 on a strap and $3,300 on a steel bracelet.
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