For 2018 Swiss watch brand Armand Nicolet discharges another arrangement of plunge watches in the JS9 assortment. Practically every watch brand is continually attempting to make a superior plunge watch as far as worth and style suggestion. Why? Lively/useful/expressive apparatus watches with character are at present the most requested by extravagance watch shoppers. So let’s perceive how the JS9 tolls. For survey today is the Armand Nicolet JS9 reference A480ASN-NS-MA4480AA (a significant piece), which is the JS9 with a coordinating steel arm band, and dark and rose gold shading emphasizes. This is another assortment for 2018 and out of the dozen accessible variations, I ended up loving this model for its looks and neatness the most.

The JS9 is anything but a little watch at 44mm wide and 13mm thick in a steel case that is water-impervious to 300m. All things considered the case feels more slender as a result of its wide measurements and on the grounds that the external edges of the case aren’t as tall as the center. The bezel points up a touch with a level on the highest point of the case because of the generally level (however tenderly bended) AR-covered sapphire precious stone. On the off chance that there is anything the JS9 positions exceptionally in, it is legibility.


Watch darlings will see that the haul configuration is suggestive of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak or the Hublot Big Bang. This plan sees the closures of the arm band and drags outwardly mix together in one, in number looking structure. Presently, elastic lashes aren’t as “fancy looking” as a pleasant coordinating metal arm band, yet they bode well for real game purposes. Armand Nicolet expects you to pick between the wristband or an elastic lash without giving them both. I would have preferred for the rendition of the JS9 watch on the wristband to likewise incorporate an elastic tie. I am almost certain customers would follow through on an unobtrusive cost premium for this.

The certainty that I needed an elastic tie notwithstanding the metal wristband is really something worth being thankful for. Armand Nicolet figures out how to cause another plunge watch that doesn’t quickly to feel like those from different brands, while it likewise figures out how to feel current and manly. No, the plan isn’t for everybody, except I am past glad whenever I see somebody taking a stab at something new. Armand Nicolet is absolutely propelled by the kind of watch configuration style encapsulated by the Hublot Big Bang (striking, modern, masculine style that blends a ton of tones and materials). Simultaneously you get the feeling that this watch can be utilized as an apparatus watch. One of my number one highlights on this dark and rose gold-conditioned variant of the JS9 is the matte completing at the top of the hour, moment, and seconds hands. This forestalls glare and makes the watch exceptionally simple to find in obscurity (as any great jump watch ought to be).

Not everybody will like the vibes of the JS9 dial plan, yet as far as innovation, quality, and utility it is the best piece of the JS9. So, I believe that Armand Nicolet was attempting to move a sensitive plan direction with the JS9. From one viewpoint the brand is adequately experienced to realize that buyers all the more promptly incline toward natural plans. On the opposite side of the contention, having a “too natural looking” plan will deny you of esteemed “brand distinctiveness.” So here we see one little watch brand attempting to create a well known style of watch (a jump watch) with a look that is both particular and recognizable. How would you feel they did in this task?


Around the dial is the slanted pivoting diver’s bezel I referenced previously. Cleaned dark artistic is utilized for the bezel embed material, and the machine-cut numerals on the bezel are painted in with various tones relying upon the form of the JS9. Notwithstanding this rose gold shaded paint, a white/silver tone is utilized on different forms. Dial tones for the JS9 are at present white, dark, and blue. Armand Nicolet appears to truly like the rose-gold look as the greater part of the accessible JS9 models for 2018 element this tone. Probably the most intriguing ones are like the inspected form however with a white dial. Presumably the “classic” JS9 plunge watch models are those with the silver/white content/markers and either the blue or dark dial.

Overall put-togetherness is comparable to different watches at this value point. Obviously, I can highlight a couple of things a more costly watch may improve, however one should be aware of cost versus plan creativity. I figure the bezel could be a smidgen more steady while moving it around. It waits enough however is a spot “mushy” when it is being turned. This is a genuine “nerd concern.” Then looking into the issue, I feel that the difference cleaning could be somewhat better. What I mean is that I like it when the change starting with one completing then onto the next is sharp. Here we see adjusted, versus extremely sharp edges (indication of better machining).

Other regions of case itemizing are somewhat more great. That incorporates the engraved caseback, perlage cleaning on the butterfly-style deployant fasten, and as I stated, the dial quality. Discussing the arm band, I viewed that it was a spot as excessively close or free for my wrist – despite the fact that Armand Nicolet incorporates a half-connection to measure the wristband. On your wrist there is similarly as acceptable a possibility the watch will fit consummately. On the off chance that you are worried about fit, at that point the elastic lash is a smart thought (in spite of the fact that you don’t get the appearance of the wide brushed three-connect arm band, which is so well known and handsome).


Inside the JS9 watch is a programmed mechanical development Armand Nicolet calls their type “Date AN2846-9.” It isn’t their own development but instead a base Swiss programmed which is an ETA 2846. I am not altogether sure why they utilized this more established, yet still kind of current ETA type. The legitimate decision for such a watch would be the ETA 2824-2 programmed. The 2846 works at 3Hz versus a more current 4Hz, and it has a force save of 48 hours. The development additionally actually has a day of the week complication accessible however that wasn’t incorporated into this watch dial plan. My conjecture is that Armand Nicolet had a ton of these more seasoned developments and needed to discover great use for them. Simultaneously, getting genuine ETA 2824-2 programmed developments is as yet testing nowadays. Allow me to advise you that in the Armand Nicolet O.H.M assortment (aBlogtoWatch survey here) , the brand spent significant time in contribution reestablished vintage developments in current timepieces.

Armand Nicolet decided to have the date on the dial of the JS9 at 3 o’clock. I don’t mind it however I realize that these days there is a developing gathering of authorities who might want to shun the utility of a date window for the spotless look of a more even dial. It is truly about close to home inclination. I realize that I appreciate both jump watches with and without the date.

There are times when I just can’t contend that the world necessities more plunge watches (particularly since not many individuals are jumping with them), but I continue to end up more inspired by new plunge watches. These are for some individuals their every day wear choice since they communicate a functioning way of life, an interest in decent things, probably some level of masterful taste, and ideally a gregarious and drawing in character. Jump watches ought to be as novel as the individuals who wear them, and consequently I welcome assortment, everything being equal. The more individuals consider that their games jumping watch is an augmentation of their character, the more fulfillment I figure they will have wearing more uncommon yet still utilitarian and expressive models like the Armand Nicolet JS9. Cost for this reference A480ASN-NS-MA4480AA on the arm band is 1,700 CHF. armandnicolet.com


Necessary Data

>Brand: Armand Nicolet

>Model: JS9 reference A480ASN-NS-MA4480AA

>Price: 1,700 Swiss Francs

>Size: 44mm wide, 13mm thick

>When analyst would by and by wear it: Actually makes a decent games watch – I’d put it on a safer tie for swimming, journeying, and other proactive tasks. In any case, the watch can “clean up” pleasantly as well.

>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Original style-centered watch sweethearts intrigued by utility yet in addition wearing fascinating watches most others don’t have.

>Best normal for watch: Great readability and propelled dial plan. Earthenware bezel will offer bunches of scratch opposition. Comfortable on the wrist yet presumably best for bigger wrist sizes.

>Worst normal for watch: Watch case could be done somewhat better as I would see it. Armand Nicolet doesn’t offer a very remarkable story or reason to the plan and the subsequent communication is “we needed to make another plunge watch” that can distance everything except the most decided gatherers. Brand may be shrewd to incorporate both steel arm band and elastic tie in the equivalent package.

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