Ebel Chronograph

Snail Scale Dial

  • caliber Lemania 2300
  • hours, minutes, seconds, 30 minute chronograph
  • hand-winding movement
  • Case diameter: 35 mm
  • gold filled
  • circa 1955
  • $3195

This watch is all about the dial, a very intricate snail track with both telemeter and tachymeter scales on a lightly aged warmth.  The typeface/font rounds out the clean presentable design.  What is hidden by the case is one of the most famous chronograph calibers of the last 75 years, the Lemania 2300.  This was so well regarded that brands like Patek, Vacheron, Breguet and Omega have all used it in their own offerings.  While Ebel isn’t part of the watch community conversation today, in this golden age, they produced some great undiscovered gems.