Ebel 1911 Teckton Chronograph

Par Florian Matrion, le 16 septembre 2010
1911 Teckton Chronograph
1911 Teckton Chronograph
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The 1911 range is the spearhead of Ebel and a good way for The Watch Observer to get an opinion on the brand's production. Let's discover together this Tekton chrono that I have tested for you.
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L'avis de la rédaction
63/100
Note des internautes
74/100

Overview

The watch radiates a strong personality by betting on the Hi-Tech.

The mechanical side is emphasized by the hemstitched dial that allows seeing the movement's bridges, the tripal hands, the bezel's fixing screws, the notched push-buttons or the minutes' dial that reminds of a meter.

The branded design of this watch and its generous proportions should be quite segmenting for the amateurs.
But you will judge it by yourself!

Let's wear the watch around the wrist.
Surprise!
In spite of its 48,50 mm and a nice presence, the watch is really comfortable.

It comes from its shapes, from its almost integrated strap to the casing and its “reasonable” thickness.

 

The casing, all in roundness, is brushed. Its constitution is original since the case is sandwiched by the bezel and the caseback.

 

A “hexagonal” casing

The casing, all in roundness, is brushed.

Its constitution is original since the case is sandwiched by the bezel and the caseback.

The six visible screws inside of the polished bezel are perfectly aligned and underline the almost hexagonal shape of the case.

The sapphire glass is anti-reflection treated on both sides with an excellent result.

 

 

The dial

The dial alternates various finishing effects that are really cleanly realized.

Original solution, the cyclops lens is inside the dial's thickness.
It is efficient and more elegant than a cyclops lens added over the sapphire.

Each element of the dial is underlined by a grey hooping that gives depth and allows an identification of the functions.
If this hooping can be confusing for some, it will strengthen the Hi-Tech's design for others.

 

Functionalities

The chronograph is institutively read by the red elements: the central hand of the seconds, the tripal hand for the minutes on a 120° disc and finally, a rotating disc for the hours meter (at 6 hours).

Then, markers and hands allow the readability of the time on polished, rhodium plated and luminova-completed elements.

Even if all these elements are carefully manufactured and flawless, the readability of the time and the chronograph can sometimes be tricky.

 

The architecture of the movement is well emphasized with alternated finishing and a skeleton rotor that has the shape of the Ebel's logo.

The movement

At the heart of the 1911 Tekton, there is the 139-caliber.
It has been developed by Ebel and launched in 2005.

Visible through the transparent back, the experts will identify a known base: the Lemania 1350.

The architecture of the movement is well emphasized with alternated finishing and a skeleton rotor that has the shape of the Ebel's logo.

Lastly, the COSC chronometer certification very seriously ends the conception of the movement.

 

 

Conclusion

For those who really appreciate very marked design, the comfort when wearing it, the good finishing and the original caliber are so many reasons that will convince you.

 

The +:

  • a strong and original design
  • an exclusive movement
  • the comfort

 

The –:

  • the readability
  • a watch that is not really discreet

 

Further information:

  • journalist's wrist = 17,5 cm

 

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Données constructeur

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L'avis de la rédaction 63/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
Pour quelles occasions ? Quand la porter ?

Note des internautes 74/100

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