Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Jenny Caribbean 300 - Okay, Call it a Comeback!

After a prolonged absence in dive watch history's locker, Jenny is back!
Courtesy of Jenny/DOXA Watch Forum

Courtesy of Jenny/DOXA Watch Forum
Okay, I'm not going to be so vain as to say "you saw it here first" - but maybe ; )

For you hard-core vintage dive watch fans out there, good news!  The Jenny dive watches are coming back.

Courtesy of Jenny/DOXA Watch Forum

Being reintroduced initially on the DOXA Watch Forum of Watch U Seek, you have an opportunity
to get your hands on the newest member of the dive watch community!
Courtesy of Jenny/DOXA Watch Forum
Here are the details straight from Jenny -

Dear members, and DOXA owners, I am happy to announce the rebirth of JENNY Caribbean watches, the occasion is 50 years since the introduction of the first Jenny Caribbean model.

Brief history of Jenny watches:
The rich history of Jenny watches began 50 years ago in 1963. Gustav Jenny 1889 - 1983 started out manufacturing, assembling and finishing watches and watch components for established Swiss watch brands. in 1963, his son Paul 1918 - 1978 established Jenny & Cie S.A. in Lengnau / Switzerland, and introduced their first line of dive watches, the Jenny Caribbean, which was soon to become the world's first 1000 meter water resistant dive watch, patented in Switzerland under Brev. 5292/68 Triple safe. And the story continues... in 1969 Paul Jenny and his brother Werner apply to patent a Non-Decompression bezel, US Patent no.3,613,354. Within 10 years Jenny watches has set new standards and become a world leader in manufacturing Water resistant dive watches. Jenny & Cie S.A. has provided dive watches, watch design and constructions to watch companies, like Philip Watch®, Dugena®, Milus®, Haste de Luxe®, Perona®, Eisenhardt®, Jaques Monnat®, Jaquet Droz®, Aquadive®, Fortis®, Balzer®, Ollech & Wajs®, and many more. For 3 decades Jenny & Cie S.A. continued to supply many Swiss, German and American watch brands with extremely well engineered watches and watch cases, bearing the Jenny fish logo. Jenny watches prides itself in being among the very few Swiss watch brands that are independent and still family owned, with members of the family who witnessed the early days of Jenny & Cie S.A. still actively contributing to the relaunch in 2012.

The re-edition:
The new JENNY Caribbean 300 is a true reproduction of Jenny & Cie S.A.'s first ever made dive watch. Modern Swiss movements, Sapphire crystal and sapphire bezel inserts replace the mineral crystal and the perspex bezel insert. The new JENNY Caribbean 300 is crowned by the patented Non-Decompression bezel in imperial version. The new JENNY Caribbean 300 is housed in a perfectly sized case of 42mm with a case height of 12mm. The depth rating of 1000 feet meets the requirements of today's modern professional diver. The JENNY Caribbean 300 is designed to serve as a reliable mechanical back up device to a modern dive computer. The case back bears Jenny's first logo, the Xiphias (sword fish). The new (old) logo is historical to Jenny watches and represents a the early days in the evolution of the Jenny Caribbean. The new Jenny Caribbean 300 was designed with one goal, to be a high quality affordable Swiss Made dive watch, that combines historical pedigree, modern high tech materials, high quality components, whether an amateur or a professional diver, a watch collector or a deskdiver, the new The new JENNY Caribbean 300 will definitely meet your expectations.

In technical English:
Limited Edition:
500 piece (100 pieces of every color)
Satin brushed solid stainless steel (316L). 42 mm in diameter (excluding crown), 12.3 mm in height. Stainless steel screw-down crown. The JENNY Caribbean 300 is hand assembled in Switzerland. Case back is solid-stainless steel, screw-back, engraved limited edition number xxx/500
Anti-reflective, scratch resistant flat sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotating bezel, constructed of solid stainless steel with a sapphire non-decompression limit times bezel insert (imperial).
High grade Swiss Made 2824-2 ETA movement, 25 jewel self-winding Swiss made with hacking second function,42 hours of power reserve, engraved rotor.
Hours, minutes, seconds, quick-set date at 3 o’clock
Jenny rubber strap with signed stainless steel buckle (fits wrists from 6" to 10")
1 year limited warranty


The new JENNY Caribbean 300 is available in 5 different designs, all 5 designs are true reproductions of the vintage Jenny model variations. All 5 models will be ready to ship end of November 2012.

Pricing and order:
Factory price: $1290.00 + shipping + tax

Courtesy of Jenny/DOXA Watch Forum

These new divers are being offered exclusively by DOXA , so if you're interested for more information, check out the DOXA forum on Watch U Seek:

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