As part of its Baselworld 2017 assortment, Jaquet Droz presented a watch that we checked on here and that I for one cherished and considered quite possibly the most accomplished pieces in the mark “Grande Seconde” assortment. In light of the notable figure 8-molded dial, the expansion of the date and the moon sign gave the watch a stunning complication that didn’t meddle with the decent plan. As a review of the upcoming Baselworld observe reasonable, here is the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel.
To spare the gritty details, the greater part of the watches in Jaquet Droz’ current assortment depend on a particular showcase motivated by the antique pocket watches made by Pierre Jaquet Droz and his son Henry-Louis and sold chiefly on the Chinese market. A tribute to the past, this eight-molded figure on the dial has become the foundation of the Grande Seconde assortment – which is, unmistakably, the best and notable family. In view of an off-focused hours and minutes dial which crosses a little seconds sub-dial, this combination offers various prospects as far as incorporating complications: pointer date , miscreant second or double time – every one of them can be coordinated into the sub-dial of the little seconds counter that is bigger than its hours and minutes counterpart.
The 2017 Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon depended on this notorious presentation and utilized a combination of a moon stage and a pointer date. Introduced in three distinct variants – steel/opaline dial, steel/black onyx dial and red gold/ivory enamel dial during Baselworld 2017, the assortment is presently amplified with the expansion of another red gold form, this time with a black Grand Feu enamel dial. Rich, warm and differentiated, it is further upgraded with the patterns of a gold moon.
The excellence of the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon comes from its particular design, where the expansion of the moon sign feels characteristic and adjusted. The typically vacant sub-seconds dial is utilized as a battleground for complications, and its round shape is ideal for a curved moon-stage sign. On account of this Black Enamel form, the moon circle is in black onyx, with a strong gold engraved moon and stars – a more critical look uncovers the details.
The moon sign on this Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel is circled by a gold date show and a seconds track. That’s three signs in a single sub-dial, yet all very readable and all around incorporated. The actual dial is created in Grand Feu enamel and comprises of two sections. Introduced here in black, it includes a great reflexive surface and a profound, rich black shading that no one but enamel can invoke. The difference with the red gold case is superb.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel is accessible in a huge size just – much the same as its steel kin – housed in a 43mm x 13.23mm case. Not by and large what you’d call a dress watch, it would be very troublesome however to envision the moon show in a 38mm case, since it requires some more space. However, as regular with Jaquet Droz, the case sits comfortably on the wrist, on account of the shot and bended hauls. Notwithstanding that, the black dial makes the watch more compact than the white dial versions.
The development inside is equivalent to the three past models, which means a pleasantly completed development with present day features. This twin-barrel type 2660QL3 with programmed winding highlights a free-sprung balance, a silicon balance spring and silicon bed horns. It runs at a cutting edge 28,800 vibrations each hour (4Hz) and offers a solid force save of 68 hours. It is beautifully got done with Cotes de Genève improvements emanating from the equilibrium haggle gold openwork rotor, executed with cleaned chamfers and iced surfaces.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon Black Enamel will be officially presented at Baselworld 2018 and valued at CHF 29,700. More subtleties on www.jaquet-droz.com .