The History Of Ebel


1984: The Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Chronograph

EBEL united the tradition of Swiss watchmaking with the future in its launch of the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph driven by Caliber 136.

Using the brand’s “hexagon-shaped” case design, the Perpetual Calendar came in platinum or 18-carat gold, featuring show seconds, minutes and hours, days and years, including the phases of the moon and leap years. It took up to three weeks to assemble and test a Perpetual Calendar, for a watch life that was then virtually unlimited. Its automatic self-winding movement vibrated 36,000 times per hour, the highest possible frequency in horological technology, for accuracy precise to 1/10 of a second. 

One could travel in the world of this timepiece and experience a universe of absolute perfection.