Jaeger & Benzinger Black/Silver Dial Roman

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/Silver
• 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/Silver Dial Roman
Jaeger & Benzinger Black/Silver Dial Roman

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Jaeger & Benzinger Black/Silver Dial Roman
Jaeger & Benzinger Black/Silver Dial Roman
Jaeger & Benzinger Black/Silver Dial Roman
Jaeger & Benzinger Black/Silver Dial Roman
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 PVD to the silver to create a crisp matte black color.

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, silver rhodium is applied for a stunning contrast to the black dial.


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 black PVD which provides a striking contrast to the rubies, and perlage is used on the base plate.

The balance cock is hand engraved and finished with silver 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.  The dial is finished with Roman numerals.

This watch is fitted with a dark gray calf 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.

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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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