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2020-07-28

EBERHARD & Co SCAFOGRAF 300 MCMLIX

Introducing the new Scafograf 300 MCMLIX Edition diver’s watch from Eberhard & Co. a new variant of the 2016 SCAFOGRAF 300 that celebrates the Scafograf’s sixtieth birthday without being too much of an old fart!

Launched in 1959 to meet an increasing demand for reliable diver’s watches, the Scafograf collection has been one of the biggest success stories of Eberhard & Co.’s La Chaux-de-Fonds workshop.

The technical characteristics of their diver’s watches made them one of the most desirable instruments for scuba-diving enthusiasts of that era.

The first two models, water-resistant to 100 and 200 meters respectively quickly climbed to the top end of the market, encouraging Eberhard & Co. to take on new challenges.



The result was the Scafograf 300 (a version specifically created for professional divers), and its subsequent evolutions which could resist depths of up to 1000 meters.

With the advent of wrist worn dive-computers, the race to make dive watches naturally suffered a setback, however several decades later, wristwatch and diving enthusiasts are once again looking for something that can crossover both worlds.

In 2016, Eberhard & Co. returned with the re-edition of the SCAFOGRAF 300, a diver’s watch that exceeded all expectations in terms of awards. We were pretty impressed if I remember correctly.

In fact, that same year, it received the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the most prestigious recognition in the haute horlogerie sector.



The Scafograf 300 is very competent automatic diver’s watch with a 43mm in diameter Stainless steel case, a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, a domed Sapphire crystal and an HEV at 9 o’clock.

This celebratory edition called the MCMLIX, the Scaograf family’s birth year in Roman numerals, will be available this summer.

The all-black dial and ceramic bezel are highlighted by hands and markers with ecru-colored vintage luminescence.

The case-back is decorated with the symbol of the collection, a starfish, while the black rubber strap is integrated and features small reliefs in the shape of the Eberhard & Co House shield on the inside to improve breath-ability.



The numerals MCMLIX are imprinted on the dial, as a tribute to a very significant step in Eberhard & Co.’s history.

Thoughts? Finally a watch with all the old school quirkiness and charm that is actually of a decent size and spec.

I mean you, me (real tiger wrestling, shark wrangling men that is, not snowflakes) can actually wear and dive with a watch like this.

I want one. I mean seriously, the hands and dial markers look good enough to eat! What do you think?

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