Jaquet Droz Watches

Jaquet Droz Watches

Jaquet Droz is an interesting watch brand. They stick to classical conventions in the watchmaking world and haven't embraced any modern (as in, this decade) trends towards larger watches and the like. Yet their designs were never purely classical, with charcoal dials, off-center sub-dials and striking silver accents. Pictured above are two of my favorites: The Grande Heure Minute Cerclée from the Hommage Londres 1774 line, and the Les Lunes Cerclée from the La-Chaux-de-Fonds 1738 collection. All in all, they make some beautiful watches in a classic yet a little off the beaten path style. Would make a great gift for a guy; even if he hates it he can sell it for around 10k or so :)

  • Ah, the IWC Mark XVI. While the watch itself has a storied history (the XVI are roman numerals) I'm just attracted to the look - and the fact that, if I actually saved up awhile, I could afford it ($3700). I like the silver on ... Ah, the IWC Mark XVI. While the watch itself has a storied history (the XVI are roman numerals) I'm just attracted to the look - and the fact that, if I actually saved up awhile, I could afford it ($3700). I like the silver on silver contrast, and the Guilloché dial. The white hands and numerals are particularly striking. Like most watch companies, IWC has been increasing the diameters of their watches. The Mark XVI clocks (ha! actually, that wasn't too good) in at 39mm. This is tiny compared to the dinner-plate size watches that are the norm. While those have a place, my skinny wrists and quite elegance ( I like to think :D ) demand something a bit more toned down. The XVI straddles the line between sporty-casual and dress-casual; it's quite versatile. Watch geeks, inside you'll find an ETA 2892, fine tuned and with parts replaced by IWC. Stainless steel case and band, water resistant to 60 meters and it even has an iron inner case for magnetic field protection. Check out the second picture for a more real -life view. Anyone care to buy this for me? UPDATE: I now own this! It's just a great as I expected and even a better looker in real life.

  • An elegant watch that runs around the price of $23,700.00.

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  • I like this look. It has a 50's, classic old-school texture, but with a bit of extra style. Efficiently elegant, I would call it. It's 38 mm in diameter and utilizes an extremely rare Unitas 6300 hand-wound movement. Sapphire c... I like this look. It has a 50's, classic old-school texture, but with a bit of extra style. Efficiently elegant, I would call it. It's 38 mm in diameter and utilizes an extremely rare Unitas 6300 hand-wound movement. Sapphire crystal and leather band. Goes for $1,870.

  • The madness. From Sinn of Germany, this watch is water-resistant to 1000 meters. That's over 3,000 feet. Where in the good lord's name do you go that you need that kind of water resistance?? Still, it's a pretty slick looking d... The madness. From Sinn of Germany, this watch is water-resistant to 1000 meters. That's over 3,000 feet. Where in the good lord's name do you go that you need that kind of water resistance?? Still, it's a pretty slick looking divers watch. It measures 44 mm in diameter. The steel used in the construction of the watch is 6 times harder than regular stainless steel. It's got a top-notch, anti-glare sapphire crystal. To maintain water-resistance, the watch contains copper sulphate capsules to absorb humidity and is filled with argon to equalize the pressure. It's anti-magnetic as well and has an operating range of -45º C to + 80º C. Best of all, you can use the chronograph underwater - the buttons won't leak. So yeah, you can take this pretty much anywhere. $4,360.

  • Sinn of Germany is a highly respected watch brand, but their prices are certainly more in line than their Swiss colleague's offerings. The Frankfurt Am Main collection is made for the man on the go and with money on his mind. W... Sinn of Germany is a highly respected watch brand, but their prices are certainly more in line than their Swiss colleague's offerings. The Frankfurt Am Main collection is made for the man on the go and with money on his mind. With a total of 4 time zones, the wearer can easily discern when Abu Dabhi's market just opened. Also has an included chronograph in case he feels like timing those short rallies on the Dow Jones and stuff. Classic black dial, stainless steel bracelet and 38.5 mm case diameter. He'll keep his clients guessing as to what brand he is wearing; tell them he had it custom made :)