Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel

Ernest Borel

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Much like Doxa and Cyma (which were once merged with Ernest Borel), EB had been quietly making heirloom-worthy timepieces since the 1850s. They were never ones to brag, even though they boasted achievements such as placing first in the 1866 Neuchâtel Observatory timing competition, the most prestigious timing competition of the time and winning the only "Precious Premium Award" in Paris in 1878. This watch is evidence of their innovative yet timeless design philosophy - the bullseye pattern seen on the dial was characteristic of watches made in the 1940s, but very few, if any, were made with a metallic copper color like this. The hands are not traditionally "blued" (a process achieved through special heat treatment) but rather are "purpled," a unique twist on the time honored technique. This watch is exceptionally clean for being over 70 years old, and a fantastic example of the craftsmanship that made Ernest Borel an internationally revered watch manufacturer. 

The Specifics

Decade: 1947
Case size: 33mm
Lug size: 18mm
Movement: Swiss Handwound Mechanical

 

 

Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel
Ernest Borel