It is always fascinating to admire the watch on the wrist of important personalities. The watch tells a lot about us and the wearer. Certainly, without going into the character and personal aspects of the owner, he could tell us if we are dealing with a simple person with a more or less important watch on his wrist, or a lover. The Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is an "old" acquaintance of ours in terms of watches.

Since his inauguration we had spotted him wearing a IWC Portofino, subsequently an elegant Cartier Tank Americaine in yellow gold and now a legendary vintage from Eberhard, we are talking aboutExtra-Fort in yellow gold with dauphine hands, reference 14007.

THE Eberhard Extra Fort, which owes its name to its sturdy case, was born at the end of 1947, immediately after the war, to then become the flagship collection of the maison with different versions of movement in the 50s and 60s, up to the present day. .

Founded in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, by Georges Eberhard, Eberhard became famous for its wrist chronographs as early as 1919, thanks to the launch of the first wrist chronograph.

The Extra-Fort is equipped with two pushers, but in reality it is a monopusher chronograph with the possibility of measuring intermediate times. The upper pusher starts, stops and resets the chronograph while the lower pusher at 4 o'clock instead functions as a “stop and lock” mechanism controlled by simply sliding it towards the crown. The lock prevents accidental activation of the chronograph pushers. The in-house manual caliber is the EB 14000.

Caliber EB 14000

After two recently produced watches, the President Conte wears a decidedly iconic and important vintage watch in the history of watchmaking. This shows that, in terms of watches and without any political evaluation, Giuseppe Conte certainly has good taste and is - in some way - one of us.