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10/04/22
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Lot #1669

Daniel Roth Small Seconds O257 18k YG

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Introduction

Founded in 1989, Daniel Roth is long-established as one of the early entrants in the independent watchmaking space that has since ballooned with brands like Urkwerk, MB&F, and Richard Mille launching from the foundations that Daniel Roth laid. With their distinctive styling, fresh take on design, and technical prowess, the watchmaker quickly rose to fame. An emblematic example of their watchmaking style, this 18k yellow gold Small Seconds model features a stunning grey two-tone dial with vertical pinstripe guilloche engraving and concentric satin-brushed finish found along the chapter rings of its main dial and subdial at 6 o'clock. Pairing distinctive arrow-shaped blued steel hands with heritage-inspired black Roman numerals, this Small Second example's styling is unique in that it blends design cues rooted in watchmaking tradition with Daniel Roth's own innovative take on the industry's design processes and inspirations shining brightly through their signature ellipsocurvex case - much like Richard Mille and Franck Muller who are both well-known for their use of the tonneau-shaped case, with both brands even being viewed as the reason for its re-emergence. However, unlike those brands, the ellipsocurvex case was certainly not well-known before Daniel Roth came around and used it, but now it is; such is their power as a watchmaking icon.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch only

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Daniel Roth

Dimensions

34.5mm x 31mm

Model

Small Seconds

Movement

Automatic cal. 3100

Reference

O257

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 2000

Condition

Excellent

Material

18kt yellow gold

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Gray

THE DIAL

Using a myriad of finishing techniques, this stunning timepiece's two-tone grey dial features a concentric satin finish along its chapter rings, pinstripe guilloche engraving, and an interesting texture that brings the entire dial together splendidly.

THE CASE

Housed within Daniel Roth's signature stepped ellipsocurvex case, this stunning timepiece carries with it a unique presence on the wrist that is incredibly comfortable and wearable.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

In excellent overall condition. The dial is very attractive and the case with crisp lines, definition and hallmarks. There is tarnishing to the gold and light surace wear to the case. The case back with light surface wear that can be seen with the naked eye and very crisp inscriptions.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

An iconic brand within the industry thanks to their position as one of the first major names within independent watchmaking, Daniel Roth has come to the attention of collectors again thanks to their distinctive aesthetic, interesting use of shape and pioneering attention to detail.

Eric Ku

Co-founder