Worth A Second Look – The HDM Champagne

20/12/2020 6:46 pm
Worth A Second Look – The HDM Champagne

I have been to Besançon twice, and I still have not managed to coordinate a visit to the workshops of Humbert Droz. This is something I plan to remedy AC (After COVID).

I don’t tend to live my life with too many regrets, but as a would-be employer once told me – “You only regret the things you don’t do”.  

And yes gentle reader, I was there in the shop at Utinam, it was within reach, but I had another appointment to get to and then an afternoon train to Paris, but this little bijoux still calls out to me –
Courtesy of Humbert Droz

The movement is from within the French borders, and is hand-winding –

Courtesy of Humbert Droz

The case is of stainless steel and measures 39 mm in diameter.

This one is Goldilocks sized – Just right!
In case you missed it the first time, here are the pertinents –

Case: Steel, diameter 39 mm, thickness 11,5 mm, lug to lug 23 mm
Crown: In notched steel and with logo
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Movement: Mechanical movement with manual winding France Ebauches 141-2
Cadran : White
Hands: Black / Steel
Bracelet: Genuine Alligator leather made in France
Bracelet buckle: Folding
Caseback: Steel with transparent opening for movement visibility
Water resistance: 30 m
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Guarantee: 2 years

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