While busy building a fairly small number of fine wristwatches mostly for Cartier, Ebel crafted pieces to meet the needs of their own retail partner's discerning clients. These watches often resembled the watches they built for Cartier, as is the case with this watch with cabochon crown.
Today examples of these timepieces are sought after by those desiring to wear a distinctive vintage gem.
The luxurious Ebel watch showcased in today's offering is a stunning example of one of these watches. Bejeweled with many dozens of high quality pave set diamonds, the 14K gold case radiates brilliance! The diamonds are white, near flawless, and full of sparkle. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
It is a vintage mens size, and could be worn well by a man or a woman looking for a "boyfriend" watch.
The bezel appears to be an aftermarket creation added to the case. This haute couture cocktail watch added the perfect finishing touch to the formal attire worn to galas, award ceremonies, or special parties.
Its gorgeous, 14K white gold and diamond case is better than near mint. Its textured black dial presents as mint. And its Ebel movement is clean. Its movement is the exact caliber 78X mechanism used in nearly all Cartier Tank watches from the era.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping very accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Java lizard strap, the grain that was used on many similar Cartier watches from the era, making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.
According to Ebel, they are The Architects of Time. Situated at the crossroads of art and engineering, technology and craftsmanship, architecture is characterized by boundless creativity guided by rigorous construction standards. For this and many other reasons, it has proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the brand in its parallel pursuit of timeless lines, absolute harmony and peerless creativity.
Country of Manufacture: Switzerland
Manufacturer: Ebel, made for the U.S. market
Year built: c. 1960's
Functions: Hours and Minutes; Jewelry
Designed for: Men originally - could be worn well by a woman looking for a full size watch
Case material: 14K gold and diamonds
Case condition: Better than near mint. Could be lightly polished to very close to mint...please inquire if you're interested.
Case markings: 14K gold, Ebel, 79576
Dimensions: 32mm diameter (excluding the crown - 36mm including) by 31mm long lug tip to tip, 6.6mm thick
Dial: Gloss black, textured, perhaps previously refinished or perhaps with original finish, presents as mint condition
Movement type: Ebel caliber 78X, handwound, 17 ruby jewels, rhodium plated, shock protection. It is the exact same movement used in nearly all Cartier Tank watches from the era.
Movement markings: Ebel Watch Co., Swiss, 17 Jewels
Movement Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Java lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.