About this watch

This is a beautiful and iconic Ebel model that has been discontinued and is hard to find in such a pristine state as an original full set. It was bought in Germany in 2015 and includes the original leather box, outer box, filled-out warranty card, Ebel booklet, and invoice.

The bracelet and folding clasp are in excellent condition and the bracelet includes all the original links to suit almost any wrist size.

About the brand

Ebel was established in 1911 by Eugène Blum and his wife, Alice (née Lévy). The brand name originates from the first letters of their names: Eugène Blum ELévy. According to the company catalog of 2008, Eugène was responsible for the technical elements, and Alice for aesthetics and design. Little is known about her public identity as an artist and entrepreneur, nor about her private life in the family and in the Jewish community. The prize certificate for a patented ring watch in 1914 demonstrates the societal restrictions and lack of recognition for women at the time, being issued to “Messieurs Blum & Cie, Fabrique Ebel La Chaux-de-Fonds” (Gentlemen Blum & Co.).

In 1929, their son Charles took over the management of the company. He built the sales network of the business by further expanding it into many foreign countries, including the United States. Under the direction of Blum’s grandson Pierre-Alain, the company took a significant upturn since the beginning of the 1970s and produced wristwatches for Cartier The company was part of LVMH Group until the end of 2003. Towards the end of 2003, LVMH sold Ebel to Movado Group for $62.2 million.