Daniel Roth Classic Small Seconds Ref. 207/L.30.011.CN.BA

Jun 06, 2021,20:04 PM

The reference number breakdown:

207 - Model number
L - Size 34mm x 38mm (J=31mm x 34mm; X=38mm x 41mm)
30 - Yellow gold
011 - Solid silver dial
CN - Croco noir
BA - Boucle ardillon

Photographs below of the watch basking in the Sunday sun, and awaiting its new strap from Camille Fournet.

As an added bonus is a screen grab of an advertisement of the watch and accompanying Daniel Roth releases from Europa Star, edition 6 of 6, 1995.

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What a marvel beauty,

 By: iulianbutum : June 6th, 2021-20:41
pity they don’t do them anymore

It's quietly its own thing.

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : June 7th, 2021-00:12

Another DR Jewel!

 By: amanico : June 6th, 2021-21:11

There has been an uptick in interest, hasn't there?

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : June 7th, 2021-00:17
I'm a latecomer to fora like this and to collecting circles, so became aware about six months ago that there has been a revival of interest in DR's work. No tourbillons, monopoussoirs or minute repeaters for me though - my tastes are rather more humble. I... 

You're too kind. Thank you.

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : June 7th, 2021-06:04

A beautiful DR

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 7th, 2021-07:32
I loved them from the time he started his journey but couldn’t afford them back then . Lucky i was able to greb a few when possible . and its good to see there is more attention to these beautiful watches nowadays

Thanks for sharing your own experience. I especially enjoy speaking with 'first gen' enthusiasts and collectors of any kind of watch...

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : June 7th, 2021-16:15
... and I've observed a quite substantial gap in knowledge between people who just quietly went about picking up a DR here or there, and the hype-driven looseness that's commonplace today. It's not a stretch to say that in some cases we have merchants who... 

Congrats my friend

 By: singingbee : June 8th, 2021-15:30
Is this a new addition to your collection? I recalled you have three DR watches prior to this? This is a gorgeous piece and I particularly like the small seconds models. Would definitely love to add one of these to my collection one day. My personal favou... 

Thanks. Yes this is the third of three so far.

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : June 8th, 2021-17:15
I wanted to achieve two things: 1. Sample work from all phases of DR, both during and after Monsieur Roth's direct involvement 2. Align the watches I selected to my personal tastes It's a balancing act. I like to approach watches as a purist, but I'm not ...