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The New Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time (Hands-On)

The New Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time (Hands-On)

Replica

Jaquet Droz returns to its Grande Second Dual Time watch with an azimuthal guide of the Earth’s mainlands saw from the North Pole. Albeit the development and the format are indistinguishable from the past Grande Seconde Dual Time models, the combination of a guide breathes life into the view and underlines the work of this watch as an in vogue voyaging companion. As consistently with Jaquet Droz, the esthetics are exquisite and adjusted, overwhelmed by the overall figure-eight theme of the Grande Seconde collection.

Configuration

It’s astounding how much data Jaquet Droz has had the option to pack into the two converging circles without clogging the dial. In the more modest off-focused dial at 12 o’clock are the hours and minutes for neighborhood time. The nearby time is controlled by bounces of an hour making it faster to set the time on appearance and the date changes naturally to this change.

The bigger dial underneath shows three separate capacities in one: the external part ring is for the little seconds; this is trailed by a marginally slanted and applied ring for the date, which is shown with a lacquered red-tipped hand; the deepest ring, which is additionally somewhat recessed, highlights a two-tone 24-hour scale for your home time and is demonstrated by a red triangle on the date counter.

The map portrayed in the middle is an azimuthal guide projection that shows the outside of the Earth on a level plane, as seen from the North Pole. The extents of the lower dial are liberal and every one of the three capacities can be talked with ease.

Variations on a theme

Jaquet Droz proposes four minor departure from a similar theme. Albeit every one of the four models share a similar case width of 43mm and tallness of 13.13mm, two come in hardened steel and two in 18k red gold. Aside from the distinction in value, there are unpretentious qualifications between them. The two models in treated steel come with either a silver opaline dial or a shocking dark onyx dial, with regards to Jaquet Droz’s custom of semi-valuable stone dials. The Roman numerals included on the silver dial for the hours, minutes and seconds don’t show up on the onyx dial. All things being equal, two white gold rings with dark markings outline the hours, minutes and little seconds. Both presentation the azimuth map with practical silver shaded landmasses and an anthracite ocean, yet the 24-hour marker is blue and white for the silver form and highly contrasting for the onyx.

The two red gold models come with wonderful dark or ivory Grand Feu veneer dials. All the hands (counting the lacquered red-tipped pointer for the date) are made in 18k red gold and the ring bearing the date is additionally made in gold. The mainlands of the gold models coordinate the case tone and are selected in a red-gold tone against a dark or anthracite sea.

Calibre 2663H24

The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time is fueled by the 2663H24 type. This twin-barrel development with programmed winding highlights a free-sprung balance, a silicon balance spring and silicon bed horns. It runs at an advanced 28,800 vibrations each hour (4Hz) and offers a sound force save of 65 hours (above and beyond thinking about the programmed winding). It is esthetically satisfying and delightfully got done with Cotes de Genève transmitting from the equilibrium haggle openworked rotor (in red gold for the two gold models), charmingly got done with cleaned chamfers and iced surfaces. Like all Jaquet Droz developments, one of the extensions is engraved with a three-leaf clover, the mysterious mark of the Maison.

Price

All the Grande Seconde Dual Time watches are introduced on carefully assembled crocodile lashes (in resonances to coordinate the shading plan of the dial) and come with either a tempered steel fasten for the steel models and a red gold ardillon clasp for the gold ones.

The steel models retail for  CHF 15,200 (with VAT), the gold models for CHF 25,500 (without VAT). For more data, kindly visit jaquet-droz.com .