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WATCH REVIEW Ebel 1911 Teckton Chronograph

Editor's opinion
63 / 100
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.
Straight to the Point

Ebel 1911 Teckton Chronograph

Ref.: 1215887
$7,450.00 US retail price August 23rd, 2010
  • a strong and original design
  • an exclusive movement
  • the comfort
  • the readability
  • a watch that is not really discreet
Brand Ebel
Model name
1911 Teckton Chronograph
Case diameter (without crown)
48,50 mm
Case diameter (crown included)
51,50 mm
Movement type
Ebel 139
Base Caliber
Lemania 1350
Dual-face crystal with anti-reflective coating
Power reserve
Transparent back
Lug width
25,68 mm
Length from lug to lug
51,95 mm
Case thickness
15,10 mm
Strap material
Clasp type
Deployment clasp
Clasp material
Total weight
166 grammes
Retail price USA at August 23rd, 2010
Comfort (/15) 12
Movement (/20) 11.5
Movement Optimisation / Garnishment (/5) 3
Ease of handling and adjustment (/5) 4
Movement control proceeded by the Manufacture / horlogical awards (/3) 2
Power reserve (/2) 1
Complications (/5) 1.5
Finishing (/20) 16
Dial finishing (/6) 5
Case finishing (/6) 4.5
Quality of garnishment / caseback engraving quality (/2) 1.5
Crystal quality (/4) 3
Clasp finishing (inner and extern) (/2) 2
Functionality (/20) 9.5
Diurnal legibility (/5) 3.5
Night legibility (/4) 1
Water resistance (/3) 1.5
Strap : ease of size adjustment + ease of substitution (/4) 0.5
Clasp : quality and safety (/4) 3
Additional items (/10) 3
Limited edition (/3) 0
Watch delivered with several straps (/2) 0
Quality of the watch box (/1) 1
Portability with shirtsleeves buttoned (/2) 1
Goodies included (/1) 0
Understandability of the brochure (/1) 1
Value for money (/15) 11
When to wear it ? In a house party !
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Ebel 1911 Teckton Chronograph

The chronograph 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.
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.


A “hexagonal” case

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.



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.



What to remember

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.


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