Eberhard as a brand is often left out of the conversation when discussing important watch brands, but having been in operation since 1887 and having introduced numerous innovations within the space, they deserve a bigger seat at the adult table. Luckily Eberhard & Co. has gained momentum with collectors over the past few years on the back of its rich history, dating back to 1887. While modern interest started with their 1960s and 1970s steel sport-watches, the movement has trickled down to a general appreciation for what the brand created. Some of the names are funky— Scafograf, Contograf, Extra Fort— but these are serious watches built with a very serious collector base. In the vintage market, the brand took off just three years ago as collectors looked for the next big thing. The market for vintage Heuer, the in-vogue sector of the watch world for a time, began to dry up and many of those collectors moved towards Eberhard. Rightfully so.
Today Eberhard is known for producing reliable and competitively priced chronographs which is exactly what this watch, reference 32034, is all about. The Quadrangolo line was introduced in the early 2000’s and came in a variety of dial, case, and complication options including a rarely seen solid gold version. The watch that we have is a great combination of the options available with its subtle two-tone steel and gold case, black dial, and chronograph complication.
The steel and gold two-tone case is in very good condition. It does show some surface scratches from wear but there are no major flaws to note. The caseback has a notable cool engine-turned finish that adds to great visual appeal to the case. The case measures 35mm across and feels substantial on the wrist. All components are thought to be original.
The Dial and Hands
Of all of the dial variants available on the quadrangolo this is undoubtedly our favorite. The dial features the classic combination of black with gilt accents and lumed Arabic numerals. The two-register chronograph is laid out symmetrically at 3 and 9 which adds to the overall balance of the dial. The condition of the dial is excellent.
This watch has a Lemania 1872 manually wound chronograph movement. The watch is running and the service history is unknown.
|Location||New York City|
|Brand||Eberhard & Co.|
|Model||Quadrangolo Chrono Screen|
|Movement||Manual, Lemania 1872|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel and Gold|
|Band Material||Original Leather Strap|
|Clasp Type||Original Stainless Steel Buckle|