About the Watch:
The Ebel 1911 Chronograph Steel & Gold Ref 1134901 features the famed El Primero movement. Housed in a stainless steel case with an 18K yellow gold bezel, the 1911 Chronograph rose to popularity in the early 1990s as the “Miami Vice” watch, worn by Don Johnson’s character Sonny Crockett on the TV show.
Ebel Watch Company was founded in 1911 by Eugene Blum and his wife, Alice Levy in Switzerland. Their innovative approach to watch design focused on the case aesthetics and functionality first, over movement and jewelry finish. Ebel found demand and popularity quickly, winning multiple awards in the early 1900s for their women’s jewelry timepieces, equipped with high-quality movements created by Eugene Blum. Alice Levy remained on the board of directors for Ebel until 1968, at age 88, leaving the company to their third generation of the family. Ebel has been owned by the Movado Group since late 2003.
The Ebel 1911 Chronograph features a 39mm stainless steel case with an 18K gold bezel, 18K gold crown, and stainless steel and 18K gold bracelet. Powered by the famed El Primero movement, the 1911 Chronograph has a signed white dial with black Roman numeral hour markers, three sub-dials for 60-second, 30-minute, and 12-hour registers as well as a sapphire crystal.
This Ebel 1911 Chronograph Ref 1134901 is in very good condition. There is some wear around the bezel, case, and lugs which are visible in the photographs and consistent with a timepiece of this age. This timepiece comes with the original Ebel box and Stainless Steel and Gold bracelet with a folding clasp.