Olivier Jonquet: Captaine Steel
Refined, relaxed inspirational creativity.
Olivier Jonquet Captaine Steel (Above)
A little over 7 years ago Olivier Jonquet joined the centuries year old tradition of exceptional French clock and watchmaking. A passionate watch collector himself, Olivier Launched his small independent brand with his first watch ‘Elie’. Designed by himself the 1920s/1930s inspired Elie is named after his son, and like his other collections Carosse and the Capitaine have that in-house familiar finish to them.
Some have vintage hand-wound France Ébauche FE 233/69 movements, restored, reworked, and adjusted to work perfectly, others have ‘Top Finition’ classical, blued screws highly reliable ETA / Unitas 6498-1, cushion- shaped stainless-steel case, beautiful antique numerals and Breguet hands.
With vintage and quality being two key factors the straps, are handmade in France in a wonderful shoemaker style, again vintage inspired they securely and ingeniously attach to the polished case with thin wire lugs. Unpretentious, the beautiful French styling as well as the marvellous quality of materials form to make timepieces that embody the freedom to be yourself, take joy from life and as such become Olivier Jonquet’s signature style.
Showcasing abundant French savoir faire the Captain Steel is a 43.5-43.5mm cushion shaped timepiece of culture.
Crafted from the finest of 316L stainless steel, this model comes perfectly dressed in special width 24mm horns and Alligator (CITES certified) distinguished matte strap. Handmade the strap excels in impeccable style and comfort thanks to the calf lining and hypoallergenic vegetable tanning.
Once again fine materials have been used in the Custom-made 316L stainless steel crown and exclusive OJ blue steel needles. Chosen for quality curved sapphire crystal highlights the beauty of the zen-like white enamelled dial, and its adorning black Roman numerals.
Equipped with the exceptional Unitas 6498-1 movement, which is lovingly finished in-house for top calibre, it's a timepiece that keeps on giving pleasure and functions with its 46-hour power reserve and transparent case back. Engraved for genuineness, the Captain Steel is an authentic luxury timepiece which perpetuates French watchmaking expertise and tradition. Displaying the heart of what Jonquet’s brand does so well, the Captain Steel invites you to express yourself in craftsmanship.
Case : Cushion shape / Stainless steel polished 316 L / Dimensions : 43,5 x 43,5 mm / Special strap attachment (strap width 24 mm) / Transparent caseback
Crown : Bespoke stainless steel 316 L
Glass : Domed sapphire Crystal (dial side) / Flat sapphire crystal (caseback side)
Water resistance : 3 ATM
Movement : ETA 6498-1 top finition (manual winding) / Power reserve around 46 hours
Dial : White enamel
Bespoke OJ hands : Blued steel
Strap : Black perforated Alligator (CITES certified) / Hypo allergenic. Hand made
Stainless steel OJ buckle
Standard bespoke straps size is 6.9 inches, for another size, please note that expedition will take around 12 days.