A TIMELESS MODEL
Eberhard & Co. has put a new spin on a classic with a large version of its 8 Jours model.
A decade ago, Eberhard &Co. revolutionised the replica watch world in just…8 days. The patented system makes the 8 Jours the first wristwatch with an 8-day power reserve indicator. To celebrate, the unique fake watch has gone “large” and unveiled its movement.
The AAA+ 8 Jours Grande Taille doesn’t settle for having a larger steel case than its big brother; it gives a glimpse of its manual wind mechanical movement whose inner workings are the Swiss brand’s secret.
The idea behind this new version is being able to see and admire everything. You can gaze at the 8-shaped cylinder’s bridge through the display at the back shielded by sapphire crystal. The colourful filigree “8” so dear to the brand showcases the knot finish on top of the base creating a 3D effect.
Look through the 8 and you’ll see the second winding spring in action on the replica 8 Jours Grande Taille, one of the brand’s signatures. Its length in itself is something as it measures 1.25m. For the sake of comparison, a “classic” wristwatch has a single spring measuring around 30cm. Enough said.
The replica 8 Jours Grande Taille comes in a range of styles to keep everyone happy: a silver dial with painted Roman numerals, a white dial with painted Arabic numerals or a monochrome dial with applied Roman numerals. The hardest thing is choosing!
With its crocodile strap, the fake 8 Jours Grande Taille is more for looking at than telling the time…Is 8 days going to be enough to satisfy movement lovers?