Inspired by a pocket watch made by Pierre Jaquet-Droz in the 18th century, the Grande Seconde epitomizes the fundamental Jaquet Droz style. Its shrewd straightforwardness feels immortal yet current. With the Grande Seconde Skelet-One presented in 2018 , Jaquet Droz wandered into a more specialized and dynamic region. Getting rid of its dial, it offers another plan language for the brand. As a see of its 2019 assortment, the brand currently delivers another, more present day variant of the model clad in beat up. Here’s an early involved look.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One is a sculptural watch plan that uncovers its inward workings in full straightforwardness, a mechanical figure comprising of watch components, space, light and shadows. The unique ceramic case and the dark completion of the development gives the watch a steadfastly current personality.
The Skelet-One is worked around the programmed type JD2663 SQ. The construction of this skeletonized development rotates around the JD signature 8 presentation with off-focused hours and minutes and the “grande” second at 6 o’clock showed on a sapphire dial. Because of its openworked structure, the development can be found in a striking manner. Specifically, the straightforward caseback and skeletonized rotor offer an unhampered perspective on the inward workings of the watch, the twin barrels, the stuff train, the escapement and the equilibrium wheel (with its particular shape and outer screws).
This in-house type includes a silicon balance spring and silicon bed horns. It beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour and flaunts a comfortable 68h force hold. The upside of the absence of a packaging ring is that the development fits consistently with the shapes of the case.
With a generally sensible measurement of 41.5mm, the round case is introduced in zirconium oxide ceramic. As you have come to anticipate from Jaquet Droz, the dedicated tender loving care is obvious. Its inky dark case is matched with totally adjusted blued screws (each screw is turned towards the focal point of the watch). The brushed steel hour circle highlights white gold lists. The Grande Seconde sub-dial is a sapphire plate printed with a seconds ring and the brand logo.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic Blue is accessible on a blue material tie got with a ceramic and PVD-covered steel collapsing clasp. Cost is set at CHF 24,300. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.jaquet-droz.com .