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Olivier Jonquet Capitaine & Carrosse

French designer Olivier Jonquet integrates classical design cues in a watch that you would expect to cost much more than it does. With no excess pageantry on the dial, and while paying homage to pocket watches from a previous era, Jonquet creates a real vintage feel in a fully modern manufactured watch.

Olivier Jonquet

A short but elaborate hour hand circles above the cushion-shaped aperture while a rear window allows a peek at the nicely decorated modern mechanics within both the Capitaine and the Carrosse series shown here.

Olivier Jonquet Carrosse

The limited edition Carrosse exposes the retro glamour of French design, while the black PVD version of the Capitaine imposes a modern touch to the frame. Inside the 43.5mm cushion case beats a manual-wind ETA 6498-1 (a movement often used today in pocket watches) with a power reserve around forty-six hours from full wind.

Capitaine, black PVD version

Carrosse fond

Custom Carrosse buckle.

Ornate two-tone leather straps add panache and both of these series, which each are priced just under $2,500.

Specifications: Olivier Jonquet Carrosse

Limited Edition of 200 timepieces

Case: 43.5mm x 43.5mm cushion shape, stainless steel polished 316 L, special strap attachment (strap width 24 mm), transparent caseback (with limited edition engravings), domed sapphire crystal (dial side), flat sapphire crystal (caseback side), custom crown, water resistant to 30 meters

Movement: ETA 6498-1 top version (manual winding), power reserve around 46 hours

Dial: Painted with embossed cartouche with customized gold-colored hands

Strap: Black perforated Alligator (CITES certified), hypoallergenic, hand made, stainless steel OJ buckle

Capitaine, black PVD version

Specifications: Olivier Jonquet Capitaine (Black version)

Case: 43.5mm x 43.5mm cushion shape, stainless steel polished 316 L, special strap attachment (strap width 24 mm), transparent caseback, domed sapphire crystal (dial side), flat sapphire crystal (caseback side), custom crown, water resistant to 30 meters

Crown: Black PVD treated stainless steel

Movement: ETA 6498-1 top version (manual winding), power reserve around 46 hours

Dial: Black enameled with custom white OJ hands

Strap: Black perforated Alligator (CITES certified), hypoallergenic, hand made, black PVD-treated stainless steel OJ buckle