Jaquet Girard might be a little known brand (and we mean little), but this Sub 200 packs a big punch. Long the fans of the Landeron 248 aviator style dive chronographs such as the Croton Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver and Wittnauer Professional Chrono, we were elated to see this near carbon copy come across our digital auction block. These watches have it all, a 40mm case, rotating dive/aviator bezels, big legible hour marker, and hands, and the heralded Landeron 248 chronograph movement powering it all. As a result, the examples from the more well known brands command thousands of dollars when they trade hands, but this example produced by the lesser known Jaquet Girard can be had for just a fraction of the price just because of the name on the dial.
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The 40mm stainless steel case is in great condition. The facets on the lugs are sharp and the printing on the aluminum bezel is still very crisp. There is only one other example that we have found and that example features a different aluminum bezel but it is hard to know which one is correct. The other example shares the same crown and pushers as this example. The caseback features some deeper scratches which should be noted.
The Dial and Hands
The dial is where this watch really comes alive. From its multi color sub dials to large white hour markers with applied tritium lume plots to its contrasting square and arrow sub dial hands the look is both classic diver and totally 70s. Overall condition is great with no major flaws to note.
This watch is powered by a hand wound Landeron 248 chronograph movement. The watch is running with all chronograph functions working as expected. The service history is unknown.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Manual, Landeron 248|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Leather Strap|