You've often heard it said "Less is More". To celebrate a century of watchmaking, Ebel forego the bells, whistles and hoopla of a fussy timepiece, choosing instead to release the understated Ebel Classic 100.
The piece is classic in every sense - 40mm rounded stainless steel case, a trim bezel and flowing lugs. The silvered dial features a combination of applied and painted whisker-slim elongated hour markers and a perfectly proportioned date window at 3 o'clock. A blue sweep-seconds hand adds to the vintage appeal of the Classic 100, but what makes the piece special is the use of the vintage Ebel logo.
The caseback of the Ebel Classic 100 is decorated with "Classic 100" engraving and the watch will be a limited edition of 1911 pieces.
The origins of the company lie with Eugène Blum and Alice Lévy, from whose initials emerged the Ebel name and who first established a watchmaking business in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Both individuals were accomplished in their fields, Eugène oversaw the porduction of precision movements and Alice was an astute businesswoman with a flair for design. The brand would continue to be a family concern until 1994, the connection ending with Pierre-Alain Blum, grandson of the founders under whose direction the "Architects of Time" identity was created and the Ebel Sport Classic with its synonymous "wave" bracelet was first released.