Jaquet Droz presents a black jade dial adaptation of its Grande Seconde Off-Centered model, the watch with the exquisite figure eight on the dial that frames the center assortment of the brand. The Grande Seconde Off-Centered is an offshoot of the first Grande Seconde and gives the exemplary figure-eight setup a wind by pushing the two sub-dials by 30 degrees. Housed in a 43mm red gold case, the black jade dial gives a charming foundation to the effortless course of action on the dial.
Inspired by the format of a pocket watch worked by Pierre Jaquet Droz in the late 18th century, the Grande Seconde is portrayed by two crossing sub-dials that structure a figure ‘8’. The more modest off-centered hours and minutes counter is met by an enormous seconds (grande seconde) sub-dial. A plan of incredible immaculateness and polish, the Grande Seconde was dispatched in 2002. In 2016, the off-centered rendition with the sub-dials set on a somewhat skewed hub from 1 o’clock to 7 o’clock was dispatched, at first in 43mm and before long joined by models in 39mm.
Hard Stone Dials
Jaquet Droz is prestigious for its utilization of hard stone dials utilizing a wide assortment of rocks, gems and minerals found on Earth and even from space. The extensive dial of the Grande Seconde and its moderation give the ideal material to these unordinary components. Onyx , shooting star and stromatolite are a portion of the abnormal stones that have appeared on the dials of the Grande Second Off-Centered.
Working with hard stones is a test. To start with, the correct stones should be sourced. The cutting and cleaning tasks require tolerance, accuracy and careful ability on the grounds that at any progression the stone can break or break. For this situation, craftsmans needed to work with a sheet of black Australian jade simply 1mm thick. Since the dials are made of characteristic material, each dial is unique.
Black enchantment jade
Most of us know about green jade yet black jade is far more uncommon. In China, black jade is viewed as a fortune, an image of honorability, flawlessness and everlasting status and broadly utilized as a special necklace. Past its magic properties, black jade is an assortment of nephrite jade and now and then known as ink jade. Sourced from Australia, black jade is an incredibly hard stone, because of the presence of metal in its composition. It requires protracted cleaning to uncover the little silver incorporations that are its concealed mystery. Practically indistinct to the unaided eye, they improve black jade with an exceptional reflection that recognizes this stone from onyx.
The marginally coarse surface of the black jade differences with the refined clean and warmth of the red gold components. Both sub-dials are outlined by red gold rings with cautious markers and the hands of the hours, minutes and little seconds are additionally produced using red gold. The 43mm cleaned red gold case has a stature of 12mm and highlights an off-centered crown at 4 o’clock, an attribute of the relative multitude of models of the Grande Seconde Off-Centered family.
This Grande Seconde Off-Centered model is fitted with the programmed Jaquet Droz type 2663A.P with level extensions, a silicon hairspring, a customized red gold equilibrium and silicon bed horns. Working at 28,800vph/4Hz, it can save to 68 hours of force save on two barrels. Obvious through the sapphire show caseback, the extensions are designed with sunray stripes transmitting from the equilibrium. The openwork rotor is iced and its points are inclined and cleaned. The individual chronic number/88 is engraved on the caseback.
Availability, lash and price
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Black Jade (Ref. J006033275) is given a hand tailored black crocodile lash and joined to the wrist with a red gold ardillon clasp. A restricted release of 88 pieces around the world, it retails for USD 25,900.
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