Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Eberhard & Co. Tazio Nuvolari 336 Limited Edition

On 15 June 1935, at Firenze‐Mare Motorway, Tazio Nuvolari created a new world record of maximum speed of 336 km/h in an Alfa Romeo 16C Twin‐engine, a racing car designed by Enzo Ferrari (then director of Alfa Romeo's Racing Division). Drawing inspiration from this famous episode, traditional Swiss watch maker Eberhard & Co. is writing a new chapter in the history of one of its best loved collections, by unveiling special edition TAZIO NUVOLARI 336 timepiece, a tribute to one of most legendary names in the history of car racing.

For the first time the Tazio Nuvolari collection includes a timepiece that offers the reading of two different time zones, one of the 'useful complications' best loved by watch enthusiasts throughout the world. Great simplicity and legibility make the Tazio Nuvolari 336 a classic example of dual time technology, in the pure tradition of a brand that has dedicated over a century to meeting the practical requirements of the most exacting consumers.
The watch, produced in a limited edition of 336 pieces, is animated by a mechanical automatic‐winding movement. The second time zone is displayed at 12 o’clock, while at 6 o’clock there is the indication of the power reserve. The date window is positioned at 3 o’clock.

The movement is housed in a large steel case (45 mm in diameter and waterproof to a depth of 100 metres) which, together with several red details, gives the Tazio Nuvolari 336 a striking look and a winning personality.
The great champion's presence is transmitted by the symbolic number 336, the driver's signature and the initials 'TN' within the carapace, the emblem of Tazio Nuvolari. The watch is notable for its raw‐cut ceramic bezel, particularly thick at a side view: the result is a pleasing three‐dimensional effect enriched by hollowed hourmarkers. The Dual Time function is regulated at the 10 o’clock position through a button characterized by an elongated shape and embellished with the driver’s initials.
The Tazio Nuvolari 336 is secured at the back by 8 screws and it comes with a black alligator strap with red stitching, completed by a buckle engraved with “E&Co.”

Technical details
Model: TAZIO NUVOLARI 336
Reference: 41033
Limited edition of 336 pieces

Movement
Base caliber 2824‐2 11 ½’’, Dual Time function with guaranteed 42h power‐reserve; mechanical complication 9035 – it’s an additional mechanical device added to the movement for the indications of the second time zone and of the power‐reserve

Case
Steel
Diameter of the case: 45, 00 mm
Thickness of the case: 12 mm
Strap attachment: 22, 00 mm
Case‐back: in steel, fixed by 8 screws, with a “perlée” finish on the sloping outer one. The polished centre zone is personalized with identification engravings in black
Bezel: in ceramic, with sandblasted finishing, made entirely by CNC milling, with hollowed hourmarkers
Water‐resistance: 100 m
Push‐button: positioned at 10 o’clock to set the second time zone. Personalized with “TN” logo in relief
Crown: screw‐in, in steel, personalized with the “E” in relief
Glass: sapphire, with inside anti‐reflective treatment

Dial
Mat black, with 12 Arabic luminescent numerals; second time zone and power reserve indication sub‐dials at 12 and 6 o’clock. Shaped date window at 3 o’clock. Applied counters profile. The central seconds hand is red, as well as the driver's signature, the power reserve indication, the “336” number and the initials "TN" in the white carapace.
Hands: Baton‐shaped for hours and minutes, with luminescent inserts

Strap
In black alligator, with red stitching – steel buckle personalized E&C

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