Ebel Ebel Brasilia NWW 1575
Ebel Brasilia automatic gents wristwatch in 18k gold. It comes complete with box and papers, originally purchased from authorised Ebel dealers in January 2018 and still with the balance of the 2 year warranty remaining. It is a large and substantial case and feels very weighty. It has had little wear and the strap is in mint condition as is the watch without visible scratches or dents. Has a curved case with curves scratch resistant sapphire crystal It has an 18 karat gold deployant clasp which is also large and heavy. bel 1911 Discovery automatic chronometer. It comes complete with box and papers and was originally purchased in 2009. On July 15th 1911,Eugne Blum and Alice Levy applied to register the Ebel brand for watches with the chamber of commerce in the watch making capital, La Chaux de Fonds. In 1912 EBEL brought out its first wristwatches. In 1914 Ebel won a gold medal at the Swiss National Exhibition for patented ring watches with pallet escapement and hidden time setting. From then on, other brands ordered complete watches from EBEL for resale under their own name. This became the company main activity during the following decades. In 1925 Grand Prix Commemorative Diploma at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industry in Paris, for making High Jewelry Art Deco wristwatches in platinum, onyx, diamonds and emeralds. In 1929 Charles-Eugne, the son of Eugne Blum and Alice Levy joined the family firm in October. Together with the watchmaker Marcel Reuche, he introduced infallible production control systems, which guaranteed irreproachable quality. The brand attracted demanding new clients, such as the Vacheron & Constantin brand Astral. Under the name Paul Breguette, Ebel created wristwatches especially for the American market. In 1935 Ebel won the Diploma at the Brussels Uiversal Exhibition. Ebel was the first watch company to set up the "Western Electric" precision evaluation system. From 1939 to 1945 Ebel went into watch production for the British Royal Air Force, watches which are now highly sought after and collectible due to their rarity. Dimensions are as follows: Width is 33 mm excluding crown, 35 mm including crown, lug to lug is 43 mm and thickness is 11 mm.