Five Exclusive Watch Brands at Second Movement

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Five Exclusive Watch Brands at Second Movement

To our delight, the world of horology is rife with umpteen marquee watchmakers that toil towards a ceaseless pursuit of acquiring perfection and opening new horizons. While icons like Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin occupy the highest echelon in the watchsphere, watch connoisseurs everywhere owe hearty gratitude to brands like Omega, TAG Heuer, Panerai, and more for their relentless innovation and supremely, good-looking timepieces. However, beyond these popular brands lie an extraordinary landscape of haute horlogerie that encompasses maisons who are redefining the art of watchmaking one timepiece at a time. These brands challenge every established notion of watchmaking and offer the unimaginable. Case in point — the Richard Mille RM UP-0; who would have thought a wristwatch could merely be 1.75mm thick? Or the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier that won the Innovation prize at this year’s GPHG awards offering a beautiful, kinetic world of flowers, butterflies, and gemstones on the wrist. 

Not only the mechanisms and designs that concoct watches from these houses are complex, it is equally challenging to get one of them locally. Here’s the point where we credit Second Movement for resolving this gap. Powered by Ethos Watch Boutiques, Second Movement takes pride in owning a tasteful selection of pre-owned luxury watches that belong not just to popular and iconic brands but high haute horlogerie houses like Jaquet Droz, Arnold & Son, and more as well.

The Extraordinary Haute Horlogerie Houses At Second Movement 


A Bovet watch is the perfect choice if you’re seeking a high-end luxury timepiece that also serves as artwork. These watches are little marvels, thanks to the excellent workmanship and ornamental arts that go into them. Bovet got its start in the 19th century by producing pocket watches for the Chinese market, and among its first customers was the Chinese Emperor. 

Bovet watches at second movement
Bovet watches are marvels, thanks to the excellent workmanship and ornamental arts that go into creating them

Bovet is highly regarded for its distinctive designs with elaborate dials, minute artwork, and a seven-day tourbillon – a feat only accomplished by Bovet. One of its most notable achievements was the development of the Amadeo convertible system, which enables wearers to turn their watch into a table clock, necklace watch, pocket watch, and reversible wristwatch without the need for a tool.

H. Moser & Cie

H. Moser & Cie. provides elegance and grace to your wrists by maintaining a fine line between modernist architecture and magnificent illusions. Horologists from all over the world have been drawn to the timepieces made by H. Moser & Cie. for many years. The driving forces behind them are their entrepreneurial legacy and innovation drive. The brand’s characteristic style has evolved into one of refinement and subtlety. H. Moser & Cie. holds a unique position in the industry by defying convention and consistently pushing the envelope.

H. Moser & Cie. Watch at second movement
H. Moser & Cie. holds a unique position in the industry by defying convention and consistently pushing the envelope

The brand has a substantial amount of versatility and autonomy because it is a product of a Swiss family-run corporation. Extremely responsive, H. Moser & Cie. promotes an unconventional, irreverent way of communicating and creates timepieces that are both flawless and firmly rooted in the ethos of the moment. They offer four main collections: Heritage, Streamliner, Endeavour, and Pioneer.

H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Watch at second movement
H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer
H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Watch at second movement
H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour
H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Watch

Jacob & Co.

Jacob & Co. is a unique maison that combines American entrepreneurship and boldness with Swiss high watchmaking. The luxury watches offered by the house demonstrate the company’s unquenchable desire to create remarkable, unheard-of creations. Jacob & Co. has earned a well-deserved notoriety for championing haute horlogerie by developing novel intricacies both in design and mechanism while still using conventional techniques to produce cutting-edge new watches. Its collections are bursting with daring concepts, showcasing designs, complications, and blends that pave the way for an era of high jewellery and watchmaking. 

Jacob & Co. Watch at second movement
The luxury watches offered by Jacob & Co. demonstrate the company's unquenchable desire to create remarkable, unheard-of creations

High-complication watches like the Astronomia, the Mystery Tourbillon, the Opera Godfather, and the Twin Turbo Furious serve as examples of the aforementioned. Diamond watches by Jacob & Co. are the ideal fusion of exquisitely interwoven jewels in meticulously constructed forms, and they do promise to be a long-term asset.  This brand has worked with the greatest all along, including A-listers like the supercar manufacturer Bugatti, renowned footballer Lionel Messi, and more.


Girard-Perregaux watches radiate a level of assurance and promise of perfection that only 227 years of experience can. Girard-Perregaux develops each component of its watches on-site which enables the monitoring of the entire manufacturing process and guarantees that every element adheres to the finest standards. 

Girard-Perregaux watch at second movement
Girard-Perregaux watches radiate a level of assurance and promise of perfection that only 227 years of experience can

The technical elements and mechanism are as excellent and ingenious as the aesthetics of a Girard-Perregaux watch. The movement housed in most Girard-Perregaux watches is designed, assembled, and finished to the point where their architecture becomes one of their defining characteristics. The company is well-known for its venerable Esmerelda Tourbillon, which was given a gold medal in 1889 and featured three gold bridges. Additionally, the house unveiled the first quartz watch with a beat rate of 32,768Hz in 1971; which later became an industry standard for producers all over the world.

Girard-Perregaux Watch
Buy Girard-Perregaux Watch at second movement
Girard-Perregaux Lady Chronograph, Laureato, and 1966 WW.TC at Second Movement

Jaquet Droz

A Jaquet Droz watch personifies extravagant glitz and overflowing creativity. Watches from the maison are renowned for their diverse dial sizes, animation, and finely detailed enamelled workmanship. They emphasise a striking balance between design and mechanisms. These watches are regarded as being especially exquisite pieces due to their unique aesthetics and enticing form. 

Jaquet Droz Watch
Watches from Jaquet Droz are renowned for their diverse dial sizes, animation, and finely detailed enamelled workmanship

Before beginning to produce avant-garde timepieces, its French creator Pierre Jaquet Droz started by making complex grandfather clocks in 1738. In royal courts from Europe to China, his masterpieces quickly gained recognition on a global scale. Droz is now regarded as a genius of the enlightenment era and something of a legend in the watchmaking industry. The company’s timepieces are exactly as awe-inspiring and distinctive as you would anticipate from a genius of this calibre. With moving elements on automaton dials that would bring miniature landscapes to reality, the use of splattered dials, and Grand Feu enamel work, the business is also commended for bringing back several centuries-old skills.

High-End Luxury Watches At Second Movement 

  • Arnold & Son Tourbillon Chrono 36 1ETAS.B01A.C113S-POWG20A

    Arnold & Son — Tourbillon Chrono 36

    ₹ 16,00,000

  • Roger Dubuis Excalibur EX45-77-90-00/01 R00/B

    Roger Dubuis — Excalibur

    ₹ 8,30,000


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