Eberhard & Co. the Special Series of the Legendary Traversetolo
Eberhard & Co. are the main sponsor of Passione Engadina
International meeting of vintage Italian cars
In connection with their activity as sponsors of events in the fascinating universe of vintage cars, this year Eberhard & Co. is the Main Sponsor of Passione Engadina, an international meeting with the unique characteristic of featuring only Italian cars made before 1983. The event will again be staged against the unparalleled backdrop of St Moritz, with its itineraries that will once again prove a tough test for the participants, coming from all over the world with their beloved vintage cars.
Eberhard & Co., the makers of masterful timepieces in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland for over 125 years, has always been attracted to events that bring out the values dearest to the brand and its unwavering passion for technical perfection, beauty and mechanical tradition, fundamental requirements for anyone wishing to produce objects that will be appreciated and passed down over time, while remaining in the hearts of true connoisseurs. These two so strikingly similar worlds actually first converged many years ago when Eberhard & Co. dedicated a collection of chronographs to one of the greatest drivers of all time, Tazio Nuvolari. A new addition was made to this collection recently with the launch of the Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup Naked.
Part of the panorama of the numerous motoring events sponsored by Eberhard & Co. in many countries over the past twenty years, this collaboration between the Swiss watchmakers and the organisers of Passione Engadina will be made unique by the creation of a special timepiece dedicated solely to the participants of the 2013 edition: a special series of the legendary Traversetolo, a large watch that is perfect while driving.
Three categories will be competing from 23 to 25 August along an itinerary that winds through the enchanting scenario of the Swiss Alps, over numerous mountain passes and eight special stages. The winners of each category will be awarded the Eberhard & Co. watch, to go with their immense pride at having taken part in such a fascinating event.
For information and to register: Passione Engadina
- 21016 with closed case-back
- 21020 Vitré version with sapphire case-back
Movement: calibre UNITAS/ETA 6498 16 ½ “, mechanical watch with hand-winding, continuous small second at 6 o’clock
For both versions:
Case diameter: 43,00 mm.
Case thickness: 10,70 mm.
Case-back: minted, with the marks in relief for Ref. 21016, or sapphire see-through case-back for the Ref. 21020 - locked by 8 screws
Strap-attachment: 21,00 mm.
Water-resistance: Ref. 21016 = 5 atm / Ref. 21020 = 3 atm.
Crown: water-resistant, personalised “E”
Glass: sapphire, curved
Dials: glossy white, black Arabic numerals, 12 luminescent dots; luminescent leaf-shaped hands / black, 12 dots and Arabic numerals, luminescent; luminescent leaf-shaped hands
Straps: brown or black leather, or in ostrich, steel buckle personalised E&C
Bracelet: steel Chaland