Jacot Gents Hunter Automatic Multi-Function Two-Tone/Silver-Champagne Dial
A stylish and yet extremely functional automatic timepiece from Jacot, the
'Hunter' is the perfect gift for any watch enthusiast. Beyond the round, two
tone stainless steel case, are 3 sub-dials of timekeeping information framed by
the large date window resting up above. These mini-dials contribute to the
overall timekeeping experience by keeping track of the month of the year, the
day of the week, and even attract your senses with a dual 24-hour and sun/moon
dial below. You'll even enjoy the dual finish bracelet and the smooth stainless
steel buckle; both of which provide an optimum finish to this chi watch design.
Note: After the 31st, the date mechanism will continue to run through
until it reaches '39'. To correct this, you will need to advance the window
until it reaches '01' again.
41.25mm x 13.25mm 3 piece, 316 series two-tone stainless steel case
Screw-down case back
K1 hardened mineral crystal
Exhibition back w/ decorated Côtes de Genève bridges & rotor
Automatic TY-2871 movement w/ 21 jewels
Big date window
Month subsidiary dial
Combination 24-hour & day/night subsidiary dial
Day subsidiary dial
200mm x 20mm two-tone stainless steel bracelet
5 rows composed of 69 individually polished links
Push-button bush buckle
Up to 3 ATM
One year limited manufacturer's warranty
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Charles Edouard Jacot's career in watch making began when he was merely 17.
He visited Le Locle where his uncle, Abram Louis Perrelet, lived and worked. The
next year, in 1837, Jacot went overseas to help another uncle, Louis Matthey, in
his watch case repair workshop in New York City. This shop also imported and
repaired watches, where Jacot¿s work expertise was most utilized. Matthey had
already come to the States to set up his shop in 1825, though in 1839, he sold
most of the interest in the firm to Jacot and George Courvoiser. Both Matthey
and Jacot continued working for the firm until Charles left in 1857 and moved
back to Switzerland.
During the 20 years that Jacot spent in the Unites States, he began a
practice that continued throughout his life; the registration of American
patents, 12 in all, for perfecting the construction of watches. The first came
in 1840 for a duplex escapement. Another was granted in 1852 for an escapement
with an escape wheel in the shape of a three-pointed star with 3 vertical
impulse pins placed on small platforms between the points; this influential
escapement was able to beat 21,600 times per minute. He later registered patents
for a ¾ plate movement, watch key, and various winding mechanisms.
Jacot's greatest achievement came during his studies in the US resulting in
his invention of a modified duplex escapement with a "jumping" second hand,
known as the Chinese Duplex. During the next few years this special escapement
was used frequently on watches being made for the Chinese trade in Val de
After Jacot's return to Switzerland he founded the company of Jacot &
Salzmann in La Chaux de Fonds. By 1876 the firm was renamed 'Charles E. Jacot'.
He would then continue his theoretical research including a proposal to replace
the epicyclical edges of wheel teeth with edges cut from the arcs of circles. He
also made modifications to the stop-tooth of stop works that increased the
number of turns of a barrel without changing the number of teeth in the Maltese
Jacot's elder years were difficult as he suffered a disablement that left him
paralyzed and unable to continue his already invaluable research, and later died
just before the turn of the 20th century.
Charles Jacot's legacy now lives on with these incredible automatic
timepieces. Influenced by his mechanical genius, we present to you the Jacot
brand with Swiss quality cases, bracelets and leather straps for a whole new
generation to enjoy.