Here is a very rare and very beautiful original antique Eberhard & Co Calotte Patrouille watch that was made in 1921 with the incredible hard to find black dial.
While this watch has been re-issued by Eberhard & Co, this is the original version, which like all originals, is still the best. Made in 1921, the case is a hermetic case, meaning that it is completely airtight to protect the inner workings from dust, humidity and water. While we would not recommend a vintage watch to be worn in the water, this was a technological leap in watchmaking 100 years ago.
The case is made from 14 carat rose gold, and finding an original Eberhard & Co Calotte Patrouille in gold alone is so hard to come by. The colour of the case has the most wonderful warm rose colour to it that adds to the black dial. With the case measuring 28mm across, this is a small watch however the interesting fact about this watch, is that when it was made it was actually a gents watch as Eberhard & Co did not make their first ladies watch until 1947. We have presented this watch on a new 8mm wide band, however this can easily be put onto a military style band that is much wider.
Not only is the case an incredibly exciting and rare case design along with a beautiful colour of gold, but the dial as well is just as spectacular. The black dial is all original and is designed with gold coloured numerals and sub-seconds. The black and rose gold is a winning combination that makes this watch all the more elegant and stylish.
Inside is a 16 jewelled manual wind Eberhard & Co Calotte movement that has just come back from an extensive service, runs beautifully and comes with our twelve month warranty.
Both on and off the wrist, this is such an incredibly beautiful watch that will always be such a wonderful conversation starter.