1947

1947

EBEL introduces the Videomatic watch, featuring one of the first automatic “à retort” movements.

1954

1954

The Châtelaine watch is launched. Evocative of the intricate design of a “Châtelaine” belt, this exceptional watch combines a delicate chain motif with a wrist timepiece.

1957

1957

Always championing the strengths of the watch industry, Charles-Eugène Blum becomes a key supporter of the “Communauté d’Horlogerie de Précision”.

1964

1964

EBEL further solidifies its savoir fair in Haute Joaillerie with “Premier Prix” at the Swiss National Exhibition in the jewelry watch category with a creation called Lune Etoilée.

1970

1970

Pierre-Alain Blum, the founder’s grandson, joins the company. Under his charismatic leadership, EBEL becomes a global presence in fine Swiss watchmaking.

1977

1977

The highly innovative Sport Classic collection marked by EBEL's inimitable wave bracelet is introduced. A captivating design, Sport Classic features a softly contoured hexagonal-shaped case. The fluidly integrated bracelet with its distinctive wave-shaped links radiates a sense of movement while offering an incredibly supple feel. The wave design becomes an EBEL brand signature.

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  • 1980

    1980

    EBEL introduces its emblematic signature: “The Architects of Time”.

    1982

    1982

    Reviving a trend for automatic chronograph watches, EBEL introduces the Chrono-Sport collection.

    1984

    1984

    Using the brand’s “hexagon-shaped” case design, EBEL launches the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph driven by Caliber 136, and the Discovery collection.

    1985

    1985

    The elegant design of the Beluga collection, offered exclusively in gold, is revealed. The line becomes a pillar of quintessential femininity for the brand.

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  • 1986

    1986

    The 75th anniversary of the brand is marked by many milestones including the launch of the 1911 line, the acquisition of “La Villa Turque” built by renowned architect Le Corbusier in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and the procurement of the patent for double folding clasps on leather strapped watches.

    1987

    1987

    The introduction of the Beluga collection in stainless steel with diamonds represents a first in the watch industry for setting diamonds on a stainless steel case.

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  • 1989

    1989

    Inspired by the world traveler, the brand presents the Voyager collection.

    1993

    1993

    Continuing to use thematic curve and wave designs as inspiration, EBEL launches the Sportwave and Lichine Tonneau collections.