/c1970 Jaquet-Droz slim dress watch

c1970 Jaquet-Droz slim dress watch

Year-1970

£199.00

1 in stock

1 in stock

Watch Video
SKU: 1057

Description

This Jaquet-Droz predates the acquisition of the brand by Swatch group.  Manual wind two handed watch, with Breguet numerals.

HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?

The movement inside this watch, a Pesuex 7040, started production in 1968 and ran until about 1982, during which time it powered several prestigious brands including Girard-Perregaux, who were atrracted by the quality and the thinnest of the movement (just 3.1mm).  This makes it ideal for dress watches.

Jaquet-Droz can claim a history going back to the 18th Century, where Pierre Jaquet-Droz made fantastic automata – this video really is impressive.  But the history between Pierre’s death in 1790 does have gaps until Swatch bought the brand in 2000.  It appears from the evidence of what few other watches are currently for sale that this was predominantly in the early 1970’s

CONDITION

The watch is not as nice as this one, but neither is it £1,295!  The gold plated case has a little wear, most noticeable on the lugs and the non crown side, and the ivory white dial has some damage to the edge near 5.  None of this stops it being very wearable. and the enlarged photos are not flattering.  The watch has been oiled and is keeping good time, the crystal has been polished and a new leather strap added to compliment the timepiece.  The watch wears larger than the dimensions suggest, as it is all dial and very thin bezel.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video below for more detail.

​SIZE

Width with crown  34.3 mm

Width without crown  32.0 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  39.0 mm

Bracelet maximum length   n/a

Thickness  6.9 mm

All sizes are approximate

PRICE

£199 including 1 months 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.

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Additional information

Movement

Manual

Case Material

Gold Plated

Model

arabic two hands

Gender

Mens

Make

Jaquet Droz

Year

1970