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Timeless and sophisticated, this Romilly watch is all that and more. Uponthe superbly designed dial, an arch at the top shows you just how muchpower remains within the movement before it needs to be rewound. Just tothe right of that, a unique date indicator swivels through the 15th of themonth with one end of the golden hand and then swivels through again forthe remaining days by using the other end of the hand… even as the man inthe moon keeps watch. A polished, coin-edged case along with a crocodileleather strap finish this timepiece if only to create a signature look.
Automatic modified TY-2714 movement w/ 28 jewels42mm x 13.5mm gold tone stainless steel casePower reserve indicatorSubsidiary seconds dialDate indicatorMineral crystalExhibition back w/ Cotes de Geneve bridges & rotorWater resistant up to 5 ATM200mm x 20mm genuine stitched leather strapOne year limited non-transferable manufacturers warranty
A successful businessman, author, meteorologist, and clockmaker, JeanRomilly rose from the life of a poor immigrant to an economic positionoften described as "close to opulence when the [French] Revolutionoccurred." Also often described as a clever and very successful watch makerwho made multiple advances in Horology, Jean Romilly specialized inproducing movements for watches, usually set in fine cases made by the mostsought after case designers in Paris at the time.
Though, Romillys most notable contribution to the watch making world wasthe creation of the "seconde morte" or independent seconds. Watchmakers inthe past had made great efforts to transform the continuous motion of theseconds hand into one second steps, but it was Romilly whom finallyaccomplished this in 1755. A secondary feature of this mechanism allows theseconds hand to be stopped independently while the hour and minute handskeep running.
This man of many talents is once again recognized in this new millennium bymeans of this elegant automatic watch collection. Each timepiece is givenan aristocratic feel by means of exquisitely textured stainless steelcases, stitched genuine leather straps, and cultivated folding buckles thatprovide a more personalized fit for any gentlemans wrist.