The first Simplicity shown belongs to Philippe Dufour, it is his own watch made 17 years ago. It is 34mm in diameter, a prototype made in white gold. There are differences between this model and the later versions which include the size of the jewels used as well as the type of balance wheel that followed in later versions. The number of this watch is -000- machine engraved, all later pieces were hand engraved by Kees Englebarts.

The images directly below are of Philippe Dufour's own watch.

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A view showing the fully assembled watch and the effect of the Geneva stripes brought to life by light. As the watch is moved light catches the  Geneva stripes differently altering its aesthetic.

The images directly below are from a Simplicity movement in the process of being built in the early stages.

Explosion of the principle parts of the movement before decoration.

Explosion of the principle parts of the movement before decoration.

The images below are of a movement which is advanced and soon to be cased.

The plaque for the series number at this point has not been added

The plaque for the series number at this point has not been added

Under dial view

Under dial view

Diverse views of Philippe Dufour's own Simplicity