In the wake of the great success achieved by the latest addition to the Tazio Nuvolari collection, the Nuvolari Legend automatic timepiece, Eberhard & Co. presents the new version “The Brown Helmet”, featuring a dial in a warm “antique leather” nuance that perfectly matches with the look of this vintage-inspired chronograph. In fact, the design of Nuvolari Legend recalls that of the first pocket and wrist chronographs produced at the beginning of the last century by the Maison from La Chaux-de-Fonds, while being paired with a case and movement with purely contemporary features: solidity, reliability and durability.
For the choice of the new dial, the Maison was inspired by the natural leather accessories so much loved by the great champion, who made them the essential talismans from the moment he got behind the wheel: a vest that protected him from the wind and a soft helmet which also succeeded in suppressing some of the infernal noise produced by the automobiles of that time.
These cult objects are now exhibited at the Nuvolari Museum in Mantova, together with the twin of the pocket watch by Eberhard that Nuvolari always carried with him.
Nuvolari Legend “The Brown Helmet” is offered with a steel case 43 mm in diameter. Waterproof to 30 meters, in addition to its timepiece functions, it offers a central tachometric spiral scale in Km/hr. The transparent case-back allows you to admire the oscillating weight, decorated with a gold reproduction of the fabulous Alfa Romeo Type 12/C, the companion of many victories of the “Flying Mantuan “. A “checkerboard” motif, inspired by the starting flag of motor racing, decorates the edge of the case-back.
Nuvolari Legend “The Brown Helmet” will be available from the Authorized Dealers of Eberhard & Co. The watch features a mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding and two counters at 30 minutes and 12 hours. The watch is made of steel and its diameter measures 43 MM and a thickness of 13.5 MM. the case-back is transparent and fixed with a sapphire glass. The watch bezel is made of steel with a circular satin finish. The watch is water resistant to 30 meters.
Eberhard & Co. is a Swiss luxury watch company, founded in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchatel, Switzerland by Swiss watchmaker Georges Eberhard. The brand has been synonymous with excellence and innovation, which are represented in precious timepieces with high technical content that have marked important stages: the pocket chronograph, the first wrist chronograph, right up to dual time watches. Eberhard & Co. creations stand out for their quality and style and express the values of great Swiss tradition.