Based in Le Noirmont, Switzerland is a boutique factory by the name of Paul Picot S.A. The workers there pride themselves on thorough designs and high quality traditional watchmaking, while still managing to throw some innovation in the mix. Today, we are introducing the Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG.
This Paul Picot is a very clean and colorful watch without being overbearing on the color. It’s crisp silver dial along with blue applied numerals and indexes really pop and give the dial a nice depth. I’m a big fan of blue indexes on white/silver dials. To me, it is very eye catching. The silver and blue on this watch is definitely attractive, but what really draws the attention to this timepiece is the multicolored day of the week wheel. The day wheel utilizes the 7 colors of the Rainbow, each color representing a different day of the week. While it’s not a tremendous complication, it is still very cool and adds tons of character to the timepiece.
The fit and finish is very nicely done using brushed finish on the case sides, with a high polish on the bezel and the edges of the case, making for a great little detail. The 40mm case is not large, but wears larger than you’d think due to the slim bezel. The case back is closed and has a nice amount of space for engraving.
The strap is a very high quality Louisiana Gator and is almost a grayish-blue color. This piece could easily work well with a suit, or more casual, matching very well to jeans. I don’t think it is necessary to match my watch to my clothes, but this one (even though rich in color) still works with just about anything. The strap is topped off with a custom Paul Picot tang buckle.
The Swiss automatic movement is most likely an ETA 2834-2, a 3 hand with date and big day feature, modified in Paul Picot’s factory. Unfortunately, Paul Picot does not list the specific movement used, but this would be my 1st guess. Judging by other movements I have seen from Paul Picot, the quality and finish will be superb.
AZ Fine Time is one of very few, if not the only current authorized dealer for Paul Picot in the US. We actually used to carry the brand a few years back, but there was a lack of distribution that prevented us from carrying them. Now, with a solid distribution, the brand is back in full force and we are very excited to have them, once again. From our previous years of experience, we know Paul Picot makes very high quality timepieces, at reasonable prices. Retail on the Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG is $2640. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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