Daniel Roth Small Second Automatic - O257 - Full set


Steel | Guilloché black dial


Daniel Roth was born to be a horological pioneer, with both his grandfather and great-grandfather working as watchmakers in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Following in their footsteps he started his watchmaking journey at Audemars Piguet in the Vallée de Joux, after being technically schooled in Nice. Seven years in Le Brassus, AP’s cradle, led him to double that period at Breguet where he restored the brand’s former horological majesty during the quartz crisis.   

In 1989 Daniel Roth established his own manufacture in the midst of the snowy Jura mountains. Roth was one of the first independent watchmakers who started to work under his own name, giving rise to both a business model and a strong aesthetical code. The double-ellipse case and sharply executed pinstripe guilloché dials soon became part of his signature.

His manufacture had a limited production, but its creations are known to be inventive and detailed, including a tourbillon with an 8-day power reserve, the instantaneous perpetual calendar and the Westminster Grande Sonnerie Carillon (the only automatic four-gong chiming wristwatch in production in the nineties). In 2000 Bulgari Group bought the company and the brand continued in the spirit of Daniel Roth, without him being involved as a watchmaker any longer.

The Watch

The double-ellipse case is made out of stainless steel and guarantees a true statement on the wrist. Having a unique shape – not conforming to either a round, rectangular or octagonal shape – it measures 35 mm x 32 mm in diameter and 10mm in thickness, equally bold as comfortable to wear in a medium size. The small seconds sub-dial with an anchor-shaped hand gives the dial a sense of serenity and vivid meticulousness at the same time.

Featuring the signature pinstripe guilloché pattern, the hand-engraved, black dial made out of steel is visually stunning yet highly legible due to its colour contrasts and roman numerals placed on a brushed chapter ring. At 12 the dial is signed ‘DANIEL ROTH’.

The Movement

This manual Daniel Roth Small Seconds O257 is assembled by hand and powered with an automatic movement, based on the calibers of Gerard Perrigaux. With Geneva striping finishing it dictates watchmaking at its finest.


This Daniel Roth Small Seconds O257 is in absolute mint condition considering its age, with only minor signs of wear on the case. It comes with its original Daniel Roth strap, box and papers (dating back to 2001). The papers are stamped by “Hour Glass” with a complementary signature of Daniel Roth himself.

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Reference O257
Movement Automatic
Caliber Daniel Roth
Dial Black guilloché
Size (Case) 35 mm x 32 mm
Material (Case) Steel
Bracelet Grey
Glass Sapphire
Condition Mint
Year 2001
Papers yes
Box Yes
Warranty 2 years



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