It was back in the 1950s when Eberhard & Co. presented its Scafograf 300, the days when dive computers had not been invented – they first appeared in 1953 but they only gained widespread acceptance in the late 1980s and even later – and mechanical watches were still functional objects and not luxury items. The Scafograf 300 was water-resistant to 300 metres and was also suitable for everyday wear, with a steel bracelet of adjustable length. (Photo of that watch at the bottom of this page).
The new Scafograf 300 presented in 2016 has a 43 mm steel case, 12.6 mm thick, solid caseback, water resistance 300 metres. A new feature that it has with respect to its predecessor of 60 years ago is a helium escape valve at 9 o’clock.
You can choose from three versions with different colours for the seconds hand, the lettering “Scafograf 300” and the dots outside the hour markers, which can be white, blue or yellow. The watch has a black rubber strap or a steel bracelet.
The watch has the other typical characteristics of diving watches: unidirectional rotating bezel in ceramic with luminescent markings on the first 15 minutes scale; luminescent hour, minute and seconds hands, and hour markers; and a water-resistant crown.
Inside, it is powered by the self-winding ETA 2824-2 movement, power reserve about 38 hours.
The price of the Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 300 is €2,400. The watch will be available from summer 2016.
Below, the 1950s Scafograf 300: