Launched in 2017, the Grande Seconde Moon allowed Jaquet Droz to join a moon stage sign and a pointer date to its particular 8-molded dial without changing its unmistakable equilibrium. It likewise made a striking feeling of profundity to this typically smooth watch. The brand presently divulges a 88-piece restricted version with a stone dial. Utilizing minerals to create and enrich dials is a lot of a Jaquet Droz custom. Meet the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite.
For this new release, the brand honors its Helvetic inceptions and has chosen serpentinite, a dim hued, layered looking stone (comparable in surface to snake’s skin, thus its name) extricated from the slants of the most notable of every Swiss mountain, the Matterhorn (otherwise called the Cervin in French) – a 4,478m mountain on the line among Switzerland and Italy.
Cut from crude stone, each dial is normally remarkable. The mark dial format is featured by differentiating white gold appliques outlining every zone of the showcase. The moon plate is molded out of serpentinite as well and enlivened with a white gold moon and stars with delightful reasonable relief.
This restricted version is introduced in an exemplary 43mm Grande Seconde steel case. The spotless, tightened drags give magnificent wrist comfort notwithstanding the rather huge measurement. The beautiful crown demonstrates utilitarian and easy to work and is enhanced with the ‘star’ logo of the brand. As consistently with the brand, the emphasis is plainly on the dial and the case stays as smooth as possible.
Turning the Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite over, the individual restricted release number is engraved on the show caseback – which is additionally seen on the dial, with the common “Numerus Clausus” text. The sapphire caseback offers an unobstructed view on the programmed development JD 2660QL3. In light of a similar type as the other Grande Seconde watches, the development includes a twin-barrel development bragging 68 hours power save and a controller with a silicon balance spring and bed horns.
Operating at 4Hz, it shows off-focused hours and minutes in the upper piece of the dial, huge seconds in addition to the date and the moon stages in its lower part. The moon stage sign is super exact, veering from cosmic reality by only one day in 122 years. The development is pleasantly gotten done with Geneva stripes emanating from the equilibrium haggle sandblasted openworked rotor.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Swiss Serpentinite is accessible on a moved edge dark crocodile tie got with a steel collapsing clasp. It is delivered as a restricted version for the Swiss market. Cost is set at CHF 18,800. More subtleties on www.jaquet-droz.com .