Daniel Roth Small Second - N207 BC - White gold
DANIEL ROTH SMALL SECONDS N207 BC
White Gold | Guilloché grey 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.
This Daniel Roth Small Seconds Automatic N207 BC is a testimony to the watchmaker’s heritage at Breguet, reflected in aesthetic details such as the steel blued hands. It has been manufactured in the late nineties, infused by both the spirit and the name of the legendary engineer.
The double-ellipse case is made out of white gold and guarantees a true statement on the wrist. Having a unique shape – not conforming to either a round, rectangular or octagonal shape – it measures 38mm x 35 mm in diameter and 10mm in thickness, equally bold as comfortable to wear in a medium size. The small seconds sub-dial at six o’clock 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, grey dial made with brushed silver chapter ring is visually stunning yet highly legible due to its colour contrasts and roman numerals. At 12 the dial is boldly signed ‘DANIEL ROTH’. The timepiece comes with a matching white gold Daniel Roth pin buckle on the wrist.
This Daniel Roth Small Seconds Automatic N207 BC is assembled by hand and powered with a self-winding movement, the Daniel Roth DR111 caliber – based on the automatic calibers of Gerard Perrigaux. It beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, contains 33 rubies and has a 38-hour power reserve indicating hours, minutes and small seconds.
This Daniel Roth Small Seconds N207 BC is in absolute mint condition considering its age, with only minor signs of wear on the case. The watch comes with the original Daniel Roth white gold pin buckle and is fitted with a Mr Watchley Saffiano Blue Navy strap.
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|Size (Case)||35 x 38 mm|
|Material (Case)||White gold|
|Bracelet||Mr Watchley Saffiano Navy Blue|