The watch features Ebels highly refined in-house chronometer-certified Caliber 137 automatic chronograph movement, the result of Ebel's decision in the late 1980s to develop and produce their own high quality column wheel chronograph movement--over a decade before Omega and Breitling began developing their own in-house chronograph calibers. Previously Ebel had used the renowned Zenith El Primero in its 1911 chronographs rather than the widely used Valjoux 7750, but with Rolex starting to use them for the Daytona, Ebel decided to produce their own in-house chronograph caliber. Lemania 1340, a high quality column wheel chronograph movement, also the basis for the Omega 1040 and Breguets Type XX caliber. Redesigned the winding mechanism, reworked the chronograph train, increasing the jewel count from 22 to 27, built it to COSC chronometer standards and introduced it in 1995 as their Caliber 137.
To put the sophistication of the Ebel's movement in that period into perspective, at the time of its introduction, Breitling's top-of-the-line Windrider Chronomat chronograph was using a non-chronometer grade Valjoux 7750, which uses cam actuation, less precise, and cheaper to produce than column-wheel actuation. 137/139 as the basis of Ulysse Nardins first in-house chronograph movement, the UN-150. The Caliber 137 movement in this watch is in excellent condition, is keeping time within COSC chronometer specs, all chronograph functions work and the subdials reset to zero. This sophisticated movement is set in a stainless steel hand-finished monocoque case, 40 mm wide without the crown, and 11 mm in height. The modest size of the case (compared to current standards) and Genta's sculpted design make the Ebel 1911 exceptionally comfortable on the wrist and perfect for a daily wearer.If you have never owned an Ebel chronograph, you will be amazed at the build quality and how comfortable it is on the wrist. The black easy-to-read Pilot-style dial features chronograph registers for 30 minutes, 12 hours, sub-seconds, stopwatch seconds at center, with white stick hour/minute hands, a seconds index allowing timing to 1/5th of a second and a stainless bezel surrounding the dial.
The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective coating. The back is secured with eight screws, and has a sapphire display window revealing the Ebel Caliber 137 movement, decorated with. On the rotor and top plates and perlage on the bottom plate.
The watch is fitted with its original Ebel stainless bracelet, which with included extra links will easily an 8 inch wrist. The watch is in very good pre-owned condition, and as stated is keeping time within COSC specs. The watch comes complete with its original box, Ebel suede travel pouch and Ebel manual. At the offered price, this sophisticated chronograph, with a column-wheel, chronometer-certified movement, keeping time within COSC specs. Currently being used by Ulysse Nardin, and produced by a highly respected Swiss watch maker is an exceptional bargain.
Compare prices and be amazed. The item "EBEL 1911 CHRONOGRAPH-IN HOUSE CHRONOMETER MOVEMENT-PILOT STYLE DIAL" is in sale since Friday, December 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "jneill8995" and is located in Reston, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States.