A New Old Stock (NOS) Jaquet-Girard in a super compressor case, bought directly from the owner of Jaquet-Girard.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being in made in March 1964.
Normally you will find super compressor cases on divers watches. The clever design that actually used the water pressure to become tighter the deeper you go, and were more commonly found in some of the best divers watches from the 1960s – these cases were used by JLC, IWC, Girard-Perregaux, Longines and Blancpain among others. There is a good article on Worn and Wound here about Super Compressor cases.
A dress watch is a Super compressor case is a rare find. To be blunt, it is engineering overkill for a watch that probably won’t get wet. But we have found other examples out there, so they will have sold. What sets this example apart is condition. The 10 micron Jaquet-Girard branded bracelet is a rare find, and could be replaced with a leather strap if you wanted to tone down the appearance. The dial and case is close to perfect as you will find, and the crossed hatch crown is similarly in fantastic condition (and these are very valuable in their own right). The ETA 2452 automatic movement is keeping good time, although the date can sometimes not align fully.
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
Please see the HD video for more detail. All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned. We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.
Width with crown 38.1 mm
Width without crown 35.2 mm
Between lugs 19 mm
Lug to lug length 43.5 mm
Case Thickness 12.3 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 185 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 2 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
209 total views, 1 views today