A lesser Daniel Roth from the early Bvlgari period, but one that still retains some design codes of the (by then) departed master.
This is a 2002 Daniel Roth Datomax in 18K pink gold, ref. 208.L.40.11.CN.BA. Here shown on a matt coffee lizard Camille Fournet strap. At 35mm x 38mm it recalls the classic sizing of his coveted watches of the early-to-mid 1990s.
Mr. Roth had of course parted ways from Bvlgari by the time this watch reached market, but it's sufficiently evocative to me of his early masterpieces to warrant a buy. Its classic proportions, the signature grey vertical line guilloché, a second guilloché for the small seconds, the prominent (even slightly quirky) date complication, generous perlage on the movement and a guillochéd pink gold rotor, make this watch an enjoyable little bundle front and back. All for the price of a Rolex Submariner even. Just imagine.
It's my second Daniel Roth and my wish now is to chase down something currently quite hard to find: a BB 2147. Any tip-offs welcome.