Although retrograde is currently one of the most desirable and popular complications among all high-end mechanical watch features, back in 1981, when Jean d’Eve’s first Sectora was launched, everybody was surprised by its breakthrough design of a 120 degree retrograde hour and minute display. Jean d’Eve’s commitment to retrograde technology not only defines the brand as a “Sector Legend” but also is successful in perpetuating this old watch technology into the future.
25 years have passed by but the evergreen Sectora remains the most relevant model among the Jean d’Eve collections. In the 2006 Basel Fair, Jean d’Eve was very proud to launch a new Sectora model, the Sectora II Automatic, which will continue the successful story of this series.
Compared to the last generation, Sectora II Automatic has an extended shape, and is closed to a real sector it was originally inspired from. The new model is turned by 90 degree, which results in a more dramatic “flying up and down” motion, compared to the previous “flying left and right” motion.
On the old model, the “flying area” was limited by the width between the lugs. After the internal structure was turned by 90 degree, a wider “flying area” became available for the new Sectora II Automatic. The designer integrated the Jean d’Eve logo integrated onto the left side of the watch. On the back side, the transparent viewing window is also in a sector shape.
The craftsmanship of Sectora II Automatic is excellent in every detail, from the highly polished curved case to the 30 meter water-resistance and screw secured caseback. Very fine hand decoration patterns are applied to the automatic movement which features an exclusive patented retrograde display module. Both leather strap and metal bracelet versions are only using the best material available.
Case: Stainless Steel
Crystal & Case Back: Sapphire
Crown : Stainless Steel
Dial: Silver White Pattern / Dark Gray Pattern
Function: Hours, Minutes and Calendar
Bracelet: Stainless Steel Bracelet
Strap: Black Alligator Strap
Buckle: Butterfly Buckle (Stainless Steel)
Water Resistance: 30M