Jochen Benzinger Classic Frosted Barley II

Guilloched by hand
• Watch diameter (mm): 42.0
• Watch height (mm): 11.0
• Lug width (mm): 22
• Lug to lug (mm): 51
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Breguet Frost
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Warranty service: RGM or Benzinger

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Jochen Benzinger Classic Frosted Barley II
Jochen Benzinger Classic Frosted Barley II

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Jochen Benzinger Classic Frosted Barley II
Jochen Benzinger Classic Frosted Barley II
Jochen Benzinger Classic Frosted Barley II
Jochen Benzinger Classic Frosted Barley II
Product Details

Jochen Benzinger is considered one of the world's best watch artisans for engraving, guilloche dials and skeletonized movements. Jochen lives and works near the Black Forest region of Germany, and that is where he creates masterpieces.  All his work done is completely by hand using machines that are, in many cases, over 100 years old.  You can learn more about how Jochen Benzinger creates watches by clicking here.  You'll also see the very machines and workshop where he works. 

With this watch Jochen proves again why his old-world craftsmanship skills are among the elite in his profession.



In contrast to his Subskription and Regulator models, the timepieces in Jochen’s "Classic” series offer a more traditional layout with the hour and minute hands typically mounted together on a central post. However, these watches are far from simple. They feature hand-guilloched and hand-skeletonized features that do not just catch the eye, they tend to draw a crowd. Jochen designs and completes all his creations in-house along with a group of German master watchmakers.

This watch features a multi-layered dial in sterling silver that is hand-guilloched and hand-skeletonized. The lower dial is decorated in a barley pattern guilloche, while the top dial has a ribbon guilloche with a Breguet frost finish. The Breguet-style hands are flame-blued steel. Compared to Jochen’s original Classic Frosted Barley, the skeletonized seconds register at 6 is broadened, offering a more prominent glimpse into the guilloched groundplate and movement. 

Hand-skeletonized, engraved, and guilloched, the movement is decorated in grey rhodium, purple, and navy. It also features swan neck fine regulation.

The case is made in Pforzheim with high grade steel, has a combination of polished and brushed finishes, and features a sapphire crystal on the front and back.

This watch ships with a calf leather strap and a stainless steel buckle.



How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This watch is available by special order as it 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.



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 Jochen Benzinger watches.


Rose Engine

















The Graver


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

Jochen 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 Jochen Benzinger use this tool to create the skeletonizing of the bridges.

Watch Skeletonizating






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