Ebel lines up centenary watch tour of UK

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Watch brand will travel from Dublin to London with timepiece archive.

Swiss watch brand Ebel is set to tour the UK with historical horological highlights from the past century, as it celebrates 100 years of watchmaking.

The brand will tour jewellery and watch retailers across Northern Ireland, Scotland and England with an archive collection of timepieces including Art Deco watches from the 1920s and its 1950s Moonphase.

The tour will explore Ebel’s relationship with watchmaking and architecture and how the brand has developed and adapted since its romantic founding in 1911 by Eugene Blum and Alice Levy, who created the brand as “a pledge to seal their destinies”.

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Ebel’s centenary tour will feature a number of surviving timepieces including an intricate women’s pocket watch with platinum chain and diamond face, and a silver and diamond Deco watch.

There will also be post-war treats for Ebel fans, including a moonphase and a number of women’s dress watches from the 1950s including a secret bracelet watch, an 18ct gold chatelaine timepiece and a silver and diamond jewellery watch.

A number of watches from the 1960s and 1970s will also be showcased during the tour such as the Montre Ovale from the 1970s which depicts the brand’s style during a creative and colourful period and the Classique – its first tonneau-shaped timepiece (pictured).

The tour will stop at a number of Ebel’s key UK retailer, staring now with Beaverbrooks Westfield during October and November, Paul Sheeran Dublin in November, Rox of Glasgow from December to January, Beaverbrooks Metro also November to December and Beaverbrooks Bluewater also December to January. 

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