As a young graduate of the watchmaking school in Nice, Daniel Roth knew he wanted more from horology than was to be found beside the warm beaches. While the Vallée de Joux might be cold, it was also the epicenter of haute horlogerie.
In 1970, after learning traditional watchmaking techniques at Audemars Piguet, Mr. Roth applied for the position of master watchmaker at Breguet. Chaumet had bought the virtually dormant Breguet with the intention of restoring the brand to its former glory. They decided that Mr. Roth had the talent required to accomplish this task.
In 1989, Mr. Roth embarked on yet another adventure: launching his own brand. After more than a decade of crafting innovative complications housed in his now-iconic case shape, Mr. Roth left his eponymous company and returned to his roots: crafting watches by hand.