Monday, 11 August 2014

Guy Laroche Oval 806/206

Today, it's the turn of another French designer who's on here for the first time.

This time it is a watch by the Guy Laroche brand which is named after its creator. Laroche was born in Paris in 1921, and after starting working in fashion, released his first ready-to-wear collection in 1961 after starting the brand in the late 50s. Laroche passed away in 1989, but the brand lives on.

The watch is either called Oval or part of a range of watches called Oval. Unsurprisingly, it is an oval shaped watch, and has a 2 hand dial, but with a small dial at the 6 o'clock position for the seconds. Inside, is a Ronda 2 jewel quartz movement with a module number of 1069. Ronda are a Swiss brand, but this module only says 'Swiss parts' so I'd guess they have another manufacturing location too. The case is stainless steel, and has a 3 bar water resistance. The watch has a genuine leather strap which is also marked with the Guy Laroche name on the back.

On the back of the watch is the Guy Laroche name, and there is also a holographic sticker with the logo. The back also features the name, Oval, in a curvy stylized font. There are two numbers on the back of the watch, one of which I guess is the model number. The two are 806 0284, and 206.18.

Im not sure of the date for this model as I've not seen it online, but as it isn't found, it must be at least a few years old.

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