The Grande Seconde Quantieme by Jaquet Droz has become, in only a couple years, the cornerstone of this collection, characterized by its exquisite and adjusted figure 8-molded presentation. Combining the model’s creativity, refinement and moderation with day by day reasonableness, it seems like the most cognizant watch to get… Reason why JD is routinely bringing out new versions of this watch. Furthermore, the most recent Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme, with its Satin-Brushed Blue dial, is another handsome edition.
Don’t expect various new components on this Grande Seconde Quantieme Satin-Brushed Blue. It adheres to the formula that made the model fruitful. In this case, it holds similar dimensions, specifications and subtleties as other models in the Grande Seconde collection. This version is generally a shading update. All things considered, a wonderfully rich one, without being too formal.
As normal with Jaquet Droz , the Grande Seconde Quantieme Satin-Brushed Blue is accessible in two versions, separated by the width of their cases. The exemplary version is housed in a 43mm distance across case, while a cut back model in 39mm is additionally offered – a decent option for more modest wrists, men who need something more rich/tactful or in any event, for women. The case is made of treated steel, formed in a smooth way and got done with totally cleaned surfaces. As usual, the case is very huge and not especially meager, yet the profoundly bended hauls and switched conical shape make a comfortable piece on the wrist.
Side-by-side, the two models are very close, with only the tracks and sub-dials redimensioned. The presentation consists of the exemplary 8-figure – which echoes the age when Jaquet Droz sold pocket watches to China. On top sits the hours and minutes sub-dial. The second, larger than average sub-dial at 6 o’clock is utilized for the Grande Seconde (huge seconds) and for additional complications – in this context, a pointer date. Viable, exquisite, this solution holds the iconic presentation even with additional functions – for example, a moon , a double time or a chronograph .
New for the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme is the Satin-Brushed Blue dial, with an example emanating from the focal point of the seconds/date sub-dial. The blue tone is rather unobtrusive and combined with rhodium-plated hands and white gold applied lists. An attentive bit of red assists with perusing the date indication without any problem. This version is here matched with a dim blue, moved edge hand-made croc lash with steel collapsing clasp.
Powering the Grande Seconde Quantieme (either 43mm or 39mm) is the in-house type 2660Q2.P. This programmed development, with a skeletonized and engraved rotor, includes various treats, for example, a twofold barrel for a comfortable 68h force save and stable conveyance of the force. The escapement is antimagnetic, because of a silicon balance spring and bed horns. The completing is extremely flawless and outwardly exquisite, with Geneva stripes emanating from balance and cleaned slants on the bridges.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Satin-Brushed Blue (ref. J007010244 for the 39mm and J007030249 for the 43mm) is essential for the ordinary collection and will soon be accessible at retailers. It will be evaluated at EUR 9,700 for the two versions. More subtleties at www.jaquet-droz.com .