Eberhard & Co pays tribute to Italian poet with exclusive watch

May 13, 2014 4:56 pm

Eberhard & Co will launch a limited edition model of the popular Extra-Fort, called the Extra-fort Ardisco Non Ordiscoin, in honour of the 150th birth anniversary of Gabriele D’Annunzio – a revered 19th-century Italian poet, novelist and playwright.

Only 150 pieces will be manufactured.

When translated into English, ‘Ardisco Non Ordiscoin’ means ‘I don’t plot, I dare’, which is one of D’Annunzio’s most famous sayings, which, at the time, served not only as a reassurance of his firm beliefs, but also as a challenge to the government.

The Extra-fort Ardisco Non Ordiscoin will feature an automatic chronograph with harmonious lines and a 41mm steel case. The face is black with contrasting white details and it features the autograph of D’Annunzio.

In addition, the words, Ardisco Non Ordisco, can be seen on the face of the watch in a Liberty styled font that is located on the 30-minute chronograph counter at three o’clock. There are two possibilities regarding straps, either a crocodile strap or a ‘Chalin’ steel band.

The watch is waterproof up to 50 metres under water.