We definitely realized that Baselworld 2018 was about festival. Jaquet Droz commends its grand 280th anniversary this year, which kicked kick-off with a tribute watch, the Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel . And keeping in mind that the brand plans ahead with a stunningly present day Skeleton Grande Seconde watch, it is likewise doing what it is renowned for: exquisite, controlled watches, like this new restricted version, yellow gold case and ivory lacquer dial of the Jaquet Droz Grande Second Tribute.
Don’t expect something totally new here. The Grande Second Tribute is altogether devoted to the notorious model that was made in 2002, with its unique figure 8 on the dial – a tribute to old pocket watches produced by Pierre Jaquet Droz and sold predominantly to China. The fixings in the formula are recognizable and consistently charming: a bended and smooth case with a huge dial opening, a combination of a huge little seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and a little hour and moment dial at 12 o’clock, a generally huge measurement yet extraordinary extents, and an exquisite feel on the wrist.
What’s new about this Grande Second Tribute restricted version? It honors Pierre Jaquet Droz’ early manifestations with a combination of a yellow case marking the first occasion when that the brand offers a wristwatch in yellow gold. With a distance across of 43mm, the watch comes with an antique-propelled ivory finish dial. No advancement here, just customs and legacy. The dial is, as usual, very first rate and charmingly unique, with the interesting format that makes this watch effectively conspicuous. The quantity of the watch, or “numerus clausus” as JD likes to name it, is imprinted on the dial, with the chronic number in red – an unobtrusive sprinkle of shading that enlivens the dial. This Jaquet Droz Grande Second Tribute will be created in 88 pieces, all independently numbered.
While the development uses similar base as different other watches of the brand – the majority of the Grande Seconde watches share the equivalent in-house design – this Grande Second Tribute includes a particular enhancement, with a guilloché rotor produced in yellow gold, to coordinate the case. The remainder of oneself winding type 2663 is attempted and-tried, with a twofold barrel development – giving 68h of energy – and a silicon escapement (balance spring and bed carries), making it impervious to varieties in attractive fields and temperatures.
This new Jaquet Droz Grande Second Tribute is a careful yet rich update of the exemplary Grande Second assortment. It will be valued at CHF 22,050 and delivered in 88 pieces. More subtleties on www.jaquet-droz.com .