he new Ref. 564.280.32 self-winding chronograph by Jean Marcel, a familyrun business from Baden-Baden (located near the famous watchmaking town of Pforzheim), convincingly combines the distinctive Mythos style with traditional Swiss watchmaking.
Today, it’s not only the technical features but also a noble appearance that makes a watch brand stand out. In that regard, the Jean Marcel chronograph is the ultimate combination of elegance and practicality. The high-quality case beautifully accentuates the unique dial, its highlight being the registered Vertical Limit® design with its telemeter scale at the centre of the dial to be read with the red counter part of the stop second. This is just one of the many innovative designs for which this watchmaking firm is known worldwide. Other features include the famous Mythos bezel and the precious carbon inlays in the case sides, the crown, and the timer buttons. Like all Jean Marcel watches, Mythos chronographs are manufactured at Bienne, a center of traditional Swiss watchmaking. The outcome of the manufacturing process carried out with great attention to detail is a product of finest quality: water resistant up to 10 ATM, with a scratchproof sapphire glass carrying the JM logo (which becomes visible only when breathed upon), and a sapphire-glass case back fixed with four screws.
The Milanese bracelet features an easy-to-use JM butterfly clasp. The overall case diameter is an impressive 44 mm, at a case height of 14 mm. At purchase, buyers also receive a document certifying the perfect adjustment and accuracy of this carefully crafted watch.
- The watch implements the JM A14 top-level movement, an upgraded variant of the Valjoux 7750, with a Glucydur balance, blued screws and premium polishing.
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