Ebel

1970s Ebel Gondole Vertical 18K YG

$ 4,200

In relation to the world of watchmaking, Ebel is a relatively young company as it was only formed in 1911 by Eugène Blum and his wife Alice Levy. The name "Ebel" is actually an acronym of the couple's name "Eugène Blum Et Lévy". It's generally known Eugene headed the mechanical department of the company, while Alice was responsible for the aesthetics of the brand and many of the early designs. 

The company slowly grew throughout the early 20th century but boomed in the 1970s when Ebel began producing wristwatches for Cartier under the direction of Eugene's great-grandson Pierre-Alain Blum. Ebel was responsible for the design and creation of the, now extremely collectible, "Louis Cartier Collection" which debuted in 1973 and included models such as the Cristallor, Gondole, Ellipse, and Vendome.

Today, vintage Ebel watches remain extremely undervalued despite being one of the most experimental and interesting watchmakers to come out of the 20th century. However, this underestimated brand is poised to shoot upmarket as a result of some influential collectors recently taking notice of the brand and celebrating Ebel's creations.

Stock # EBLGDL18K
Brand Ebel
Style Gondole
Model
N/A
Serial 897XXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Champagne W/ Roman Numerals
Millimeters 35x40
Strap 2pc Alligator Leather Strap 

 

CASE & BRACELET

The robust and large 18K yellow gold Gondole-style stepped case is very well preserved, showing very minimal signs of previous use and no elements of over-polishing present. The case retains its original sapphire cabochon crown. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc black Alligator leather strap with a generic gold-toned tang buckle. 

DIAL & HANDS

The original brushed gold dial with black Roman numerals is in wonderful vintage condition and shows some expected elements of age on the dial edges that would be expected for a non-waterproof watch of this era. The original black enamel hands are in excellent condition. 

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by our 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.