Our Visits to Jochen Benzinger
It's easy to forget when viewing a watch like this -- the little things. For example, take a minute to enlarge the photograph above showing the front of the watch, and you'll notice a dial plate with a sunray style of guilloche. With most watch brands, even those costing $10,000 or more, this design is simply stamped into the dial.
A few others with prices above $20,000 will actually engrave the dial rather than stamping, but the engraving is made by a CNC computer controlled robot that creates the dial exactly the same way, every time.
Jochen creates this dial by hand using an engine turned rose engine (an antique machine no longer in production). Each cut is individual, back and forth and one slip can ruin the dial.
Next, take a look at the back, and you'll see skeletonization like no other. The gold colors are rich, the patterns elaborate and the movement really takes on the level of art not unlike a famous painting.
To own a Jochen Benzinger watch is not only an honor, it's a rarity as his production is so low.
With this watch Jochen proves again why his old world craftsmanship skills are among the elite in his profession. Everything is done by hand, using original engraving and engine turning machines, many of which are antiques.
This watch is manually winding with a power reserve of 46 hours, and features a sub seconds hand at 6. Sapphire crystals on both sides. The presentation box is elaborate, and naturally features engraved plates describing and naming the watch.
This watch ships with a black Benzinger calf leather strap and deployant 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