Métiers d’art and normal stones are recognizable themes at Jaquet Droz – for example, onyx has just been utilized before . The brand consistently adds new, uncommon stones to its decorative repertory. In the edge of its 280th-commemoration festivities, the brand divulges new restricted release watches with meteorite or stromatolite dials, in view of the notable 8-molded watch with a turn, the Grande Seconde Off-Centered.
Mystical and uncommon, meteorites are non-homogeneous and studded with considerations, making designs that give every one of them its own character. It isn’t the first occasion when that Jaquet Droz makes meteorite dials for its Grande Seconde watches. In any case, Jaquet Droz adds a further dash of originality, as the meteorite dial is included on a watch that has its crown situated at 4 o’clock. Close by this particularity, the mark figure eight on its dial is shifted by some 30°. This loans the watch its unmistakable character, adding a turn. The model is delivered in three restricted versions of 88 pieces each: 39mm pink gold case, 39mm pink gold case set with 256 precious stones or 43mm pink gold case.
Unique pieces dependent on a similar Grande Seconde Off-Centered plan are fitted with stromatolite dials. Stromatolites are layered hills, segments, and sheet-like sedimentary rocks that were originally formed by the development of endless supply of miniature organisms, which clarifies that an enormous scope of colors and markings can be found. Stromatolite fossils are among the most established proof of life on earth.
The excellence of nature’s creations
Crafting hard stone dials is a genuine test. In the first place, the correct stones should be found and chosen. The cutting and cleaning activities require persistence, exactness and thorough skill on the grounds that at any progression the stone can break or break. Be that as it may, it is without a doubt worth taking the test as the outcome is genuinely wonderful. Since they are made of regular material, each dial is one of a kind and will give the watch an individual character. The last touch is set by the joining applied gold rings to form the figure 8. The hands are likewise designed out of 18k pink gold to coordinate the rings.
Inside these restricted release watches is oneself winding type JD 2663P. This Jaquet-Droz adaptation of the FP1150 includes level extensions, a silicon hairspring, a customized equilibrium and silicon bed horns – by and large, an important adjustment of the Piguet base. Working at 4 Hz, it can store as long as 68 hours of force save on two barrels. Obvious through the sapphire display case back, the scaffolds are decorated with sunray stripes emanating from the equilibrium. The openwork rotor is iced and its points are slanted and polished.
All watches are worn on alligator lashes with a pin clasp. The retail costs of the meteorite dial restricted releases – pictures remembered for this article – are of CHF 24,550 (39mm rendition) and CHF 26,700 (43mm form). The stromatolite dial special pieces retail for CHF 37,800. More information at www.jaquet-droz.com .