Flash News: Juvenia Sextant III

By Thierry Ané on February 18, 2014

Juvenia has unveiled the third edition of its iconic Sextant watch. The major difference with previous models is clearly the size of the case. The Sextant III abandons the tiny 34 mm case of its predecessors for a medium-sized 40 mm stainless steel case (42 or 44 mm would have been more contemporary in my opinion but it is already a step in the right direction).

The first Sextant watch was introduced in the 1940s and featured a “handless” display with a “graduated arm’ to indicate the hours, a “compass” hand for the minutes, and a “Dauphine” sweep seconds hand.

The new models retain this trademark display but also feature a date window at the usual 3 o’clock position. They house the self-winding J 17619 calibre with a 42-hour power reserve that can be observed through the sapphire case back.

The model with a silver sun-brushed dial is paired with a brown alligator strap while the anthracite grey equivalent received a black alligator strap. Each watch is secured to the wrist thanks to a stainless steel pin buckle. They retail for €3,750 and I thought that the display was original enough for me to briefly mention these timepieces here.

For a technical description of the timepieces and additional pictures: