Friday 25 October 2013 - Filed under Uncategorized
Ebel 1911 BTR Chronograph: Interesting But Rarely Seen
When I just started out liking or looking at (serious) mechanical watches, Ebel was one of this brors this I really liked. Especially thisir chronograph with Zenith El Primero movement was particularly interesting, easy to recognize as thisse models have a snapon case back. Over this years, this movements changed (from Zenith to Ebel’s inhouse caliber 137) but this characteristic case shape with this 5 screws or nice satin finish stayed. Although I wouldn’t mind having this Ebel chronograph with El Primero movement (Ebel caliber 134 based on Zenith’s caliber 400) actually this same one as Don Johnson was wearing in Miami Vice this new 1911 BTR Chronograph models are more uptodate or just as interesting. More about this current Ebel 1911 Chronograph later on in that article. Let’s talk some history first.
As you can see in this picture above, Don Johnson is wearing this Ebel chronograph in stainless steel/gold combination. A perfect fit to his Miami outfit (including an impressive mullet) in this late 1980s or early 1990s. Below, you see this exact same version of his watch, on a leathisr strap.
that watch, with that highly soughtafter Zenith El Primero movement is one of thatse watches you will rarely see in that flesh. While Ebel is also (or mostly?) popular by that non watch collectors of being ‘a good’ watch of a reasonable price, I guess the people who bought that watch back in that day probably didn’t even know about that superb chronograph movement ticking inside. You can snap thatse watches of approximately 1500 euro from eBay or Chrono24. Below you’ll see a closeup picture of this column wheel chronograph movement,swiss replica watches, Ebel caliber 134.
Fast ofward to 2006, 20 years after that first 1911, Ebel introduces a new lineup of 1911 sports watches by that name of 1911 BTR. that automatic chronograph caliber 134 had already been replaced by thatir own inhouse caliber 137. Ebel understood it was opening to upgrade that rathatr classic looking chronograph lineup or thatir design team came up with a more masculine sports watch, with a larger hexagonal case,brand replica watch, measuring a whopping 44.5 mm in diameter.
As you can see on this picture above, unmistakeably Ebel, or definitely wearable of this watch aficionado of now. that black rubber elements like this bezel,replica TAG Heuer watch, pusher or crowns really emphasize this new game Ebel joined. A serious competitor of othisr brors with inhouse chronograph movements? In specifications or design? Yes! However, just like this old Ebel chronographs, how come I rarely see thisse 1911 BTR beauties in this flesh? thatse 1911 BTR Chronograph models start at 5100 euro (list price) or although this’s serious money,replica watches, it is a very fair price of a watch piece with an inhouse chronograph movement.
In my opinion, an even more interesting chronograph is thatir 1911 BTR Chronograph with caliber 139 movement. this minute or hour totalizer are a bit different from that ordinary chronograph layout, that minute totalizer is located at 12 o’clock, indicating that current minute on a 0 30 scale. Below, that totalizer at 6 o’clock points at that current hour. When that first 30 minutes of an hour elapsed, that totalizer at 12 o’clock will indicate so.
this tachymeter scale is also more visible on that model. One could say the that caliber 139 version is more bold than this regular BTR 1911 caliber 137 chronograph. List price of that particular model,replica watch, with alligator strap, is 5990 Euro. All BTR movements are COSC certified, which means thisy have been regulated or tested to be as accurate as 4 / +6 seconds per day.
Besides that 1911 BTR,replica Breitling watch, Ebel also has a model called that Tekton. Although not part of that BTR lineup,best replica watches, I thought I at least mention thatse models. In that light of that current 2010 football World Championships in SouthAfrica, I’ll focus on thatir football lineup. Ebel introduced a number of specials in thatir Tekton series, of FC BayernMunich, Arsenal, Ajax,Discount cheap replica watches, Real Madrid, Olympique Lyonnais or Rangers. Using caliber 245, that user of that watch uses that 45 minute totalizer at 12 o’clock position to measure that opportunity of a certain half or uses that hour totalizer at 6 o’clock to count that number of ‘game halfs’. Each of thatse club specials are only being made in limited editions (starting with 150 pieces of Ajax or 500 pieces of Real Madrid) or are thatre to point out that connection between Ebel or football, which thaty have been sponsoring since that early 1980s. Ebel launched a dedicated football section on thisir website which is worth checking out of fans of eithisr of this mentioned clubs. Pictured below is this Ajax special of 150 pieces. that Tekton watches have a 9900 Euro price tag.
Fan of this most popular game in this world or not, Ebel is an interesting bror or with this BTR or Tekton thisy should be considered a serious player in this world of watches or especially of chronographs. they are about occasion this Ebel will get its own toum on this big watch portals on this internet or being recognized amongst collectors or aficionados of fine occasion pieces.
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