Jaquet Droz has been a name to reckon with when it comes to watches, it gives of elegance and has been the love of geeks all over the world. Now, the Swiss watch manufacturer has included another member to its Hommage London 1774 collection. The Jaquet Droz L’Origine Email features an elegant stainless steel case and a Grand Feu Dial, with delicate hour and minute hands.These watches have been conveniently priced so that it is within reach of the masses, these beauties will be available on the streets for about CHF9,900 which comes out to be 6,600 pounds or $8700. It is one of the best ‘classic’ formal watches that are available.

        For this investment you will be getting a watch that has a 43mm diameter stainless steel case, in either ivory or black. With a dial enameled with the Grand Feu technique (Grand Feu is an old technique of enameling that is pure and extremely resistant to scratches and dents).

        The watches with an ivory dial have a blue hour, minute and second hand, while the ones with the black dial have whitened hour and minute hand and a sleek blue second hand. The technical specification of the watch is very impressive, the Jaquet Droz L’Origine Email runs on a Jacquet Droz 1153. It is a self winding mechanism, which has its roots in the Frederic Piguet Cal. 1153 movement. This mechanism can also be found in some watches like Blancpain and Radiomir. It has an amazingly designed and decorated oscillating weight of 22 carat gold, which powers its self winding mechanism.

        It’s beautifully designed 43mm case takes over 80 individual steps in the making, with manual finish. Also, its self winding mechanism has an engraving of a secret signature on it. The watch has an essence of elegance and beauty that takes us back to the classic watch making years of the 18th century. This watch is truly magical and contemporary. And for those gentlemen who are looking for some adventure the watch is water resistant up to a depth of 30m. The strap is alligator leather, handmade with a rolled edge finish, and an ardillon stainless steel buckle. It’s the only watch which is available in an unlimited edition.

        This watch will make for an amazing gift if you want to give it to your father on his birthday, as it will provide an elegant look to his wrists and its ivory and black dial will match just about every dress and formal suite that are available in his closet, so that you don’t have to worry about him liking the watch or not. Also one of the attractive points of the watch is its pricing. Unlike other watches which are out of the reach of the common man, this watch is in the affordable range of the upper-middle class. And you can also be sure that it will be worth the money that you’ll be investing, and you will be grabbing eyeballs where ever you go.

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