Description: Daniel Roth Academie Athys II Watch. Manual winding, white gold, 20 jewels adjusted to five positions. DR 206 109.Y.60 Numero 18318, Water Resistant 3ATM. Alligator Ardian Strap.
Condition: Excellent condition with very slight signs of wear.
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Story: A master of contemporary watchmaking who has found his own way clearly paved, starting from his childhood. Born in Nice in 1945, Daniel Roth was always and immediately immersed in the watchmaking world: his grandfather and his great-grandfather were watchmakers from Neuchâtel, who moved to the French Riviera where they had opened a small repair workshop. That was Daniel’s first “playground”. As soon as he grew up, Daniel attended a three-year watchmaking course in Nice. Even if the Côte d’Azur air is healthy, once his studies were completed Daniel Roth decided that the right place for him would be Switzerland – so he went back the way his ancestors had traveled and settled in the Vallée de Joux. The ideal gym to train his genius. After working for various manufacturers, including Jaeger-LeCoultre, he was hired by Audemars Piguet. He spent seven years at Le Brassus during which, as the only watchmaker who did not come from within the company, he stood out for his extraordinary abilities and was noticed by the maison Breguet. At that time – the early 1970s – Breguet had been taken over by the brothers Jacques and Pierre Chaumet, owners of the homonymous jewellery brand, who wanted to revive the splendor dating back to the work of Abraham-Louis Breguet. These weren’t good times for the watch industry, grappling with the rise of quartz. They thought Roth was the right person for the brand. So, the brothers received Daniel Roth’s CV, applying for the position of master watchmaker. Two pages, one with the experiences acquired, the other with a list of things that he still should have known and learned. An unconventional choice, which earned him the job and was Breguet’s fortune. Also because, once hired, Roth took an extraordinary initiative: he decided to combine his work with another year of studies to learn Abraham-Louis Breguet’s techniques, inventions and secrets, analyzing his archives and learning everything he could about his work.
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