Named for husband and wife founders Eugène Blum and (et) Alice Lèvy, EBEL is established in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Uniting Eugène's technical prowess and Alice's passion for elegant, sensual design, a daring and distinctive, yet timeless approach to fine Swiss
watchmaking is born.
In a period where pocket watches were the traditional timepiece, EBEL takes an innovative approach and launches the first EBEL
From the very beginning, Alice Lèvy leads EBEL into the universe of Haute Joaillerie. With Alice’s design influence, EBEL wins
the Gold medal at the National Exhibition in Bern, Switzerland for a patented EBEL ring watch with hidden time-setting and lever escapement within the
EBEL’s excellence in fine Swiss watchmaking continues to be recognized, as EBEL is awarded the “Diplôme Commémoratif de Grand
Prix” in the “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes” in Paris for its Haute Joaillerie Art Déco watch collection, made in
platinum with onyx, baguette-cut diamonds and emeralds.
Charles-Eugène Blum, the founder's son, joins the company and is instrumental in developing the brand's excellence in quality
and precision. The following year, he proudly unveils EBEL's broadened collection at the very first Basel Watch and Jewellery Fair.
EBEL becomes the first Swiss watchmaker to introduce the “Western Electric” precision and quality control standards. The Western
Electric System is later replaced with the Vibrograph which accurately measures and tests a movement’s rating precision.
EBEL continues to receive industry accolades, earning a “Diplôme d’Art et technique” in Paris.
EBEL becomes the watch brand utilized by the Royal Air Force (British Army).