Ebel Beluga Watches


by Joseph Levy
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ebel Beluga Watches are fine luxury watches

Despite the act that it has long regarded as one of the most prestigious brands available in the world of luxury Swiss watch making, Ebel is a relatively new company, having been established in 1911 by Eugene Blum and Alice Levy, his wife.

Ebel is actually an acronym for Eugene Blum Et Levy, or Eugene Blum and Levy. While Ebel’s very first wrist watch was released in 1912 the company would grow rapidly and expand in monumental ways, working to grow and evolve its business with every step it took. It was in 1971 that Ebel was passed on to Pierre-Alain Blum, who would go on to introduce a number of lines to the company, including Sports and Beluga. It is Pierre-Alain Blum who is credited with determining the Ebel catchphrase, “The Architects of Time”. Ebel Beluga series watches have been constructed by the company for both men and women to enjoy. Many other Swiss watch manufacturing companies have turned their primary focus towards men, so it is very refreshing that Ebel creates their timepieces to be enjoyed by both genders. No doubt this had something to do with the fact that Ebel was not founded by just a man. While it is not rare that a Swiss watch manufacturing company would be opened by partners, it is more rare to find that the founders would include a female. Eugene Blum, when founding the company with his wife, focused on the technical aspects involved with the manufacturing of watches, while Alice Levy focused on the aesthetic appeal of their Ebel watches. There are a number of popular Ebel watches available, but some of the most luxurious and revered include those from the Ebel Beluga watch collection.

Ebel is actually an acronym for Eugene Blum Et Levy

For ladies, the Ebel Beluga series is very popular and the Elba Beluga name helps to attach additional luxury to the timepiece with its reference to expensive caviar, the costly Beluga caviar. One of the main reasons that Beluga caviar is so expensive is due to its rarity. This is the impression that Ebel seeks to give out with their Ebel Beluga timepieces; these are watches which are very rare in their quality craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal and overall functionality. The paving of the dial of the Ebel Beluga itself has been curved in order to allude to the shape of the Beluga caviar. Sapphire crystal cases put in place in the Ebel Beluga timepieces help to ensure accurate reading and observation of the timepiece, whose case can vary in measurements.

Ebel Beluga timepieces for men are equally luxurious as those which have been designed for women. While these timepieces have been known for their stunning and accurate time keeping capabilities over the years since their creation in 1971, it was not until 2008 that Ebel decided to re-vamp their Ebel Beluga timepiece collection. Recently, the collection has undergone a reinterpretation in order to modernize the Ebel Beluga timepieces. Round curves of the Ebel Beluga case are accented by the progressive gemstone setting that takes place within the timepieces’ creation.