In 1860, Jacques Didisheim, a descendant of an Alsatian family, founded a watchmaking workshop in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Juvenia is named after his wife. Several years later, the manufacture was re-established in La Chaux-de-Fonds, this was an ideal location for developing the brand. In 1880 they became one of the first watchmaking houses to make ladies' watches. 1908 saw the introduction of a range of extra-flat movements which they manufactured in-house. In 1914 they showcased at the Swiss National Exhibition the world's thinnest watch at that time. It measured 9.5 mm in diameter and 2.5 mm in thickness. Over the years they have become famous for original and avant-garde designs. Their success continues with the opening of 2 Boutiques in Shanghai and Beijing in 2009.
This classic 9ct Gold Juvenia has a 33.5mm round case. Straight fine lugs gently curve over your wrist. An 8mm thickness and 40mm lug to lug length ensures a comfortable fit. The slim 9ct Gold bezel supports a domed crystal. A classic white dial has elegant line indexes. Its slim gold hands complete a very understated dress watch. It’s perfectly balanced and will compliment any occasion. On the reverse, a plain stainless steel snap-fit case back. Inside a Manually Wound Juvenia Cal. 604, 21 Jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. Based on the Aurore-Villeret 423 caliber, who was part of the Swiss holding company Ebauches SA, later becoming ETA. Fitted on an 18mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original box or papers. The watch comes paired on a very nice fitting brown leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1960 and is in worn, vintage condition as you can see from the photos. Overall, however, the watch is very good for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
An elegant and impressive watch that offers a ton of value, so much so that it sold before it had a chance of making it to the website. If this dial had a different name, like Piaget, it would have easily been 4/5x the price without question, that is what makes this watch such great value and I'll certainly be on the look out for more.