1911 • On July 15th,Eugène Blum and Alice Lévy applied to register the Ebel brand for watches (Eugène Blum Et Lévy) with the chamber of commerce in the watch making capital, La Chaux de Fonds.
1912 • EBEL brought out its first wristwatches.
1914 • EBEL won a gold medal at the Swiss National Exhibition for patented ring watches with pallet escapement and hidden time setting. From then on, other brands ordered complete watches from EBEL for resale under their own name. This became the company’s main activity during the following decades.
1925 • Grand Prix Commemorative Diploma at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industry in Paris, for making High Jewelry Art Déco wristwatches in platinum, onyx, diamonds and emeralds.
1929 • Charles-Eugène, the son of Eugène Blum and Alice Lévy joined the family firm in October. Together with the watchmaker Marcel Reuche, he introduced infallible production control systems, which guaranteed irreproachable quality.
The brand attracted demanding new clients, such as the VACHERON & CONSTANTIN brand ASTRAL.
Under the name PAUL BREGUETTE, EBEL created wristwatches specially for the American market.