Jaeger & Benzinger Black Rhodium/Rose Gold Dial Arabic

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Hand engraved and guilloche with three-quarter plate
• Watch diameter (mm): 42.0
• Watch height (mm): 11.5
• Lug width (mm): 22
• Lug to lug (mm): 52
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black Rhodium/Rose
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Warranty service: RGM

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Jaeger & Benzinger Black Rhodium/Rose Gold Dial Arabic
Jaeger & Benzinger Black Rhodium/Rose Gold Dial Arabic

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Jaeger & Benzinger Black Rhodium/Rose Gold Dial Arabic
Jaeger & Benzinger Black Rhodium/Rose Gold Dial Arabic
Jaeger & Benzinger Black Rhodium/Rose Gold Dial Arabic
Jaeger & Benzinger Black Rhodium/Rose Gold Dial Arabic
Product Details

A Hand-Made Watch Brand From Baden-Baden

Welcome to the small village of Baden-Baden, Germany in the Black Forest, home to Jaeger & Benzinger watches.

Using the traditional German watchmaking techniques of hand guilloche, hand engraving and hand skeletonization each Jaeger & Benzinger watch is essentially a unique piece since these techniques will never produce an exact copy.

The Dial and Sub-Dial

The first thing you'll notice about this dial is that it is not machine made or printed.  That would be too easy.

This dial is made completely by hand and in the workshops of Jaeger & Benzinger.  The team first creates the dial in sterling silver, and then applies black rhodium to the silver to create the deep anthracite color.

Rhodium is a very rare, naturally occurring member of the platinum group of metals.  The properties are extremely durable, able to resist corrosion, abrasion and discoloration.

The sub-dial is also made completely by hand, and is created on a rose engine.  The process of hand guilloche can take hours, and each pattern is essentially unique because of the hand workmanship.  Once completed, liquid rose gold is applied for a stunning contrast to the black rhodium.

The Movement and Finishing

Jaeger & Benzinger have chosen to finish the movement using a traditional East German watchmaking technique - the three-quarter plate.

This plate is first hand guilloched using a traditional sunray pattern and finished with hand engraving.  Finally the plate is finished in rose gold with blued screws and perlage on the base plate.

The balance cock is hand engraved and finished with rhodium, and the movement is protected by a sapphire crystal back.

If you've never seen a movement finished by hand using techniques that date back more than 100 years, you're in for a surprise.

Other Features

This watch is fitted in a stainless steel case made in Pforzheim, Germany with onion crown.

The anti-reflective sapphire crystal is slightly domed contributing to the classic good looks of this watch.  It is interesting to note that the Jaeger & Benzinger chose a style of Arabic italicized numerals found in historical German watchmaking books.

This watch is fitted with a dark gray leather strap with a tang buckle.

How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This watch is available by special order as each piece is hand made.

If you would like to own this watch, please follow the link below to learn about the reservations process.  Watches will be delivered in the exact order in which we receive your reservation.

To make a reservation and to learn more about delivery estimates please click here.

Goes great with this watch:

The Rose Engine

The rose engine is a type of geometric lathe, many of which date back more than 100 years.

Operated entirely by hand, each cut must be precisely made or the entire watch component is ruined and must be started again.

There are very few craftsmen in the world who are trained as experts in the operations of rose engines, engine turning and hand guilloche, and these techniques are employed in all Jaeger & Benzinger watches on both the three-quarter plate and the sub-dial.

Rose Engine

The Graver

This hand tool is the same as employed by the 16th century German painter and engraver Albrecht Durer.

Jaeger & Benzinger uses these graver tools to cut and decorate movement parts.

Watch Graver

Skeleton Saw

A skeleton saw (or "fine fretsaw") is usually associated with work done by master goldsmiths, but Jaeger & Benzinger use this tool to create the skeletonizing of the bridges.

Watch Skeletonizating

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Very impressed.

"Very impressed."

Verified Owner Comments: Just arrived in time for the WB road show in NYC! This watch is a preverbal " head turner”.. The Breguet influences, stunning rose-gold dial which in different lights - throws off "flecks of gold "... adore the black rhodium dial a nice frosted anthracite color to it. The numerals are stunning too. A subtle, classy watch. Amazing price point for all this handiwork by J&B!!