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Two unrelated bits on two of the four watch companies that have held that name.  First from the late 1990s brand that was a sub-brand of Breguet, a skeletonized wristwatch.  Movement is a Lemania 8800, an unusual double-barrel design, and the openwork is interesting, and almost identical to that which Breguet used at the same time, except without the signature "B" on the rotor.  More pictures are available
JD Skeleton Dial.med.jpg

Second is a collection of shots from a dinner sponsered by the current incarnation of JD, now a member of the SWATCH stable, specializing in small production (2500 total annual) of watches with unusual dials materials and design.  They have a large number of stone and enamel dials, and the outsized sub-second dial has become something of a signature. 
JD Grand Second_.med.jpg


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