This is the latest addition to the Jaeger & Benzinger collection of hand made watches and is called "Edition 4".
There are two variations of the new Edition 4 - this model features a hand skeletonized movement in black with white rhodium accents, and a second model
features a hand skeletonized movement in rose gold.
The new Edition 4 features a beautifully rose engine guilloched silver dial with Roman numerals.
We love the pattern Jochen Benzinger has chosen for the guilloche on this watch, and together with the flamed blued hands the contrast is both striking and elegant.
Jochen has chosen a contrasting black and silver decoration for the hand engraved movement.
This new watch is from the team of Jochen Benzinger and Kay Jaeger, two of the most well known purveyors of "hand made" products in Germany.
Based in the small village of Baden-Baden, Germany in the Black Forest, Jaeger & Benzinger are preserving the lost art of making watches largely by hand, rather than relying on automated computer controlled CNC machines.
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.
Like all Jaeger & Benzinger watches the very thing you are likely to notice first is the dial. Also, as in all Jaeger & Benzinger watches, the dial is not machine made or printed.
Instead, the dial is entirely hand-crafted in-house out of sterling silver. The dial is then hand guilloched in a windmill pattern and engraved on antique and historic rose engines - old world craftsmanship skills that make Jochen Benzinger among the elite in his profession.
This watch is fitted in a stainless steel 42 mm case made in Pforzheim, Germany. The case has sapphire crystal on both the front and back while sporting a hand-crafted leather strap with a quick-change spring bar system.
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.
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