Ebel

Ebel is a Swiss watch brand. Ebel was founded in 1911 by husband wife, Eugene Blum and Alice Levy. Ebel introduced the Videomatic watch in 1947 with one of the first automatic a retort movements. Since the late 1990s Ebel has launched several sports watches and dress watches. Among the more popular Ebel timepieces are the Ebel Onde, Ebel Classic, Ebel X-1, Ebel Sport and Ebel 100. Ebel products are sought after by collectors who often look for Ebel prices on our watch database. All Ebel watches there are featured with photos and tech specs. WatchTimes' Ebel coverage includes Ebel watch news, blog posts, updates and other posts about Ebel watches as well as Ebel watch infos. Ebel watches are available globally.

Fratello Friday: 5 Watches That Deserve a Re-Edition

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Ever since the revival of mechanical wristwatches in the 1990s, brands are eager to re-launch some of their successful models from the past. This makes total sense, since some of the brands out there have an impressive and interesting history behind some of their watches. The most famous ones are, of course, the TAG Heuer Monaco and Carrera, the Omega Seamaster PloProf, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea, more or less all Panerai's models, and so on. But what about some of these historic watches that … [Read more...]


Breaking the Mold: 5 Offbeat Watches from Baselworld

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Contrary to popular belief, Baselworld is not just a steady stream of tourbillons, chronographs, and watches that are mostly black. The show does play host to some individualists who create watches that are outside the mainstream. Some are newcomers, and some return year after year, reliably delighting us with their unique vision. In this feature from WatchTime's October 2013 issue, we take a look at a few of their creations. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements, Part 1

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love the Zenith El Primero movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. So, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, this week’s Fratello Friday (and next week's) focuses specifically on chronograph movements rather than watches. Here is part … [Read more...]


Watch Review: Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual

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The latest in our end-of-year series on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue, is our review of the Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, which combines a perpetual calendar with a second time zone. Click here to read the article and see original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


Ulysse Nardin Launches Marine Chronograph Manufacture With In-House Movement

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Ulysse Nardin's journey toward more in-house movement production, a stated goal of UN CEO Patrik Hoffman, continued apace at this year's Baselworld, when the brand released the new Marine Chronograph Manufacture, its first chronograph watch with an in-house movement. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2013, Day Four: Rolex, TAG Heuer, Cuervo y Sobrinos, Ulysse Nardin

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My fourth day of reporting from the Baselworld watch fair, I got a look at new watches from a variety of brands, from boutique producers like Cuervo y Sobrinos and Ulysse Nardin to industry giants Rolex and TAG Heuer. … [Read more...]


Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]


Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [Read more...]


Bonus Audio: WatchTime’s Interview with Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffman

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In the November-December issue of WatchTime, on sale next week, technical editor Mike Disher profiles Ulysse Nardin and its ambitious new CEO, Patrik Hoffman. Below, you can listen to excerpts from the wide-ranging interview. … [Read more...]


Open Hearts: New Watch Wallpaper

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Back in our April 2008 issue, we presented a photo essay of luxury mechanical watches with openworked dials, showcasing the work of ace photographer Nik Schölzel. Now we're making these shots available as downloadable desktop wallpaper for the first time. Click here to see the images, which can be enlarged with a click. … [Read more...]


Facetime: Father’s Day Edition

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Welcome to this week's installment of Facetime. In honor of Father's Day, all our pictures this week feature fathers with their children (and their watches, of course). If you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, or on our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic at photos@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]


EBEL 100 Special Edition

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EBEL has introduced a special edition of their EBEL 100 watch, now with color straps. The EBEL 100 was launched last year to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the brand. The 2012 Special Edition EBEL 100 comes in three colors: Electric Blue, Deep Green, and Strong Grey. They will be released this fall and retail for $3200. … [Read more...]


Ulysse Nardin Acquires Ebel’s Chronograph Caliber 137

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Ulysse Nardin has taken another step toward manufacturing independence by purchasing the rights to Ebel's proprietary Caliber 137, a chronograph movement originally developed for that brand in 1995 and recently used in Ebel's 1911 BTR collection of men's watches. WatchTime talked about the new acquisition with Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffman, who elaborated on the company's plans for the nearly 20-year-old caliber and its little-known connection with Ulysse Nardin's own perpetual calendar … [Read more...]


Ebel 1911 BTR 137 100th Anniversary Limited Edition

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To celebrate Ebel's 100th anniversary, the 1911 BTR 137 chronograph will be issued in limited editions of 100 pieces in 18k 4N pink gold and 500 pieces in stainless steel. The 1911 BTR 137 is powered by Ebel Caliber 137 which is developed, assembled and tested in the brand's workshops and certified by COSC. Find complete specifications and pricing inside. … [Read more...]


Marc Michel-Amadry Appointed Managing Director of Sotheby’s Switzerland

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Marc Michel-Amadry has been named as managing director of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Mr Michel-Amadry will divide his time between Sotheby’s Zurich and Geneva. Sotheby's said the re-establishment of a pan-Swiss management structure reflects the growing importance of the company's business in Switzerland and will enhance its ability to provide client services. … [Read more...]


Ebel Classic Sport Chronograph

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Ebel introduces a new member of the Classic Sport collection: a 41mm chronograph that will be available with straps in khaki, beige, brown, coral pink and navy blue. Khaki is the first in the series to be issued, and the center seconds hand picks up the color as well. The movement is a Swiss-made quartz Ebel 503. … [Read more...]


Ebel Classic Hexagon 41mm

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Ebel is introducing a new, smaller version of the Classic Hexagon that measures 41mm in diameter, compared with 45.5mm for the original version. The new model is not specifically tagged as a ladies model, but the press materials say "Although originally dedicated to men, the new Classic Hexagon watches are just as happy to wrap themselves around a feminine wrist." … [Read more...]


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Watch Company Financial Results for 2009

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For the most part, the Great Recession of 2009 pretty much mugged corporate sales and profits. In the watch sector, for example, the Bulgari and Movado groups reported red ink for the year. But there were exceptions to the battered sales and profits syndrome. Fossil, for one, had its most profitable year ever. Here’s a survey of the full-year results of publicly traded firms who are watch industry players. … [Read more...]


Beyond Tiger: Watches, Celebs, and Scandal

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If, in the wake of the Tiger Woods scandal, you were wondering about the status of his endorsement deal with TAG Heuer, you need only check the company’s Web site for the answer. As this is written, the TAG Heuer home page features a statement from brand CEO Jean-Christophe Babin that “The partnership with Tiger Woods will continue,” while acknowledging that the use of his image in certain markets will be downscaled, “depending upon his decision about returning to professional golf.” … [Read more...]


What Are These Guys Up To?

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TechnoMarine made a big splash a decade ago. A new team is hoping to do it again. The image of (left to right) Christian Viros, Vincent Perriard, and Steven Cohen, nearly up to their necks in water, is designed to make us wonder what these three bobbing Pep Boys are up to. The image is apt because that’s exactly the question lots of people in the watch world are asking. … [Read more...]


The Decade that Was

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You can’t see us, but we’ve got our party hats on. This September, WatchTime magazine celebrates its 10th birthday. To mark the event, we’re publishing in our September-October issue (on newsstands now) a 38-page special section on the wild, wacky watch decade that just ended. The bulk of the section is a rundown of the top 10 watch-related stories from 1999 until now. Here’s a glimpse at that top 10 (for a fuller view, you’ll have to read the magazine). … [Read more...]


Another Record Year for COSC in 2008

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After setting records in 2006 and 2007, the Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC) once again issued a record number of attestations in 2008 with 1,599,588, an increase of +8.6% over the 2007 results. The number of timepieces submitted rose by 10.6% to 1,676,515. Of these, 1,536,950 were awarded to mechanical movements and 62,638 went to quartz calibers, with the large majority of the latter (56,224) going to Breitling products. … [Read more...]


World Watch Report 2009 Reveals Online Trends

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Digital marketing specialist IC-Agency has released the 5th World Watch Report market study. Its conclusions are based on a sample of more than 300 million global online searches relating to 25 watch brands in 7 export markets: China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany. The study found that the 3 most-searched watch models are the Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster, and the Rolex Daytona, in that order. … [Read more...]


Rolex Leads U.S. Watch Advertiser Pack

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U.S. luxury watch king Rolex was the top watch advertiser by far in the United States in 2008. TNS Media Intelligence, which tracks watch advertising across 17 media categories, estimates that Rolex spent $49.30 million on ad placements last year. The figure is more than $20 million more than the number two advertiser, Breitling, which spent $28.92 million, according to TNS. … [Read more...]


La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle Earn World Heritage Site Status

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Swiss watchmaking centers La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle have been named UNESCO World Heritage sites. The neighboring towns, with populations of about 37,000 and 10,000 respectively, are located in the canton of Neuchâtel. Many leading watch brands have headquarters or manufacturing facilities in the area, including TAG Heuer, Breitling, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin, Corum, Ebel, Patek Philippe, Cartier, and Jaquet Droz. La Chaux-de-Fonds is also home to the Musée International … [Read more...]


A Rose Gold by Any Other Name…

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An oft-discussed topic among watch aficionados - and one that arises for us reporters each year during Basel and Geneva - is what differentiates rose gold from pink gold from red gold. I’ve been looking into how the brands use these terms, and this year, as in the past, the answers I come away with are: Everything. Or nothing. Clear? … [Read more...]


Downturn Batters Watch Industry

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The evidence is mounting that the long and bitter global recession is taking a severe toll on the Swiss watch industry. With demand for watches down nearly everywhere, Swiss watch firms are cutting production and jobs. So far this year, Swiss watch firms have laid off more than 1,000 people, according to Swiss press reports. … [Read more...]


Vincent Perriard Steps Down as Concord Global President

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Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) announced today that Vincent Perriard, Global President of Concord, will leave the company. The Concord brand was re-launched with bold new designs in 2007 and their C1 Quantum Gravity Tourbillon won the design award at the 2008 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve. Concord will continue to develop the Quantum Gravity and the C1 collection. … [Read more...]


Speak Easy

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Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere. … [Read more...]


Ebel Brasilia Mini Steel & Gold

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For 2009 Ebel unveils its latest Brasilia Mini collection. Known for their steel and gold models, the Brasilia features a streamlined rectangular case and H-shaped bracelet. Red gold accents appear on the bracelet's intermediate central links and on the iridescent mother-of-pearl dial through the logo, hands, 6 and 12 o’clock Roman numerals, and surrounding the diamond hour-markers. The pictured model's case is set with 34 VVS-IF Top Wesselton diamonds totaling .54 carats. The dial features 10 … [Read more...]