There was a time, I am assured by older and more knowledgeable writers in our industry when a wristwatch would appear on a celebrity's wrist purely because they loved the piece, rather than through some kind of sponsorship or financial arrangement. Ebel the brand originally created by Eugene Blum and Alice Levy in 1911 was to become a leader in the use of high profile brand ambassadors. Alas this was not to save the company from lean times, and it is also true to say that the design department at Ebel lost its way for many years. Brand confidence did not return until Ephraim Grinberg of Movado led the design team to refocus on the classic sensuous lines of the Ebel ladies collections and to strengthen the somewhat neglected mens portfolio, of which the Classic Hexagon models form an integral and important part. The Hexagon Classic Chronograph, the flagship model of the range, when released achieved much needed kudos within the industry, however if you require a less complicated and slightly smaller version of the curvy hexagon case shape this year's new models might just fit the bill.
The Classic Hexagon measures a unisex-aimed 41mm, is constructed from stainless steel and its refined styling is pure Ebel. The movement is an ETA 2896 and the piece is available in black or silver galvanic dial options.
Hand applied hour markers and polished hands along with a hand applied Ebel logo add the desired touch of quality and the dial remains uncluttered apart from the fairly large date window at 3 o'clock.