Inspired by a pocket watch made by Pierre Jaquet-Droz in the 18th century, the Grande Seconde encapsulates the fundamental Jaquet Droz style. Its sly straightforwardness feels ageless yet present day. With the Grande Seconde Skelet-One presented in 2018 , Jaquet Droz wandered into a more specialized and dynamic region. Getting rid of its dial, it offers another plan language for the brand. As a review of its 2019 assortment, the brand currently delivers another, more present day rendition of the model clad in beat up. Here’s an early active look.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One is a sculptural watch plan that uncovers its internal operations in full straightforwardness, a mechanical figure comprising of watch components, space, light and shadows. The powerful ceramic case and the dark completion of the development gives the watch an undauntedly present day personality.
The Skelet-One is worked around the programmed type JD2663 SQ. The construction of this skeletonized development rotates around the JD signature 8 presentation with off kilter hours and minutes and the “grande” second at 6 o’clock showed on a sapphire dial. On account of its openworked structure, the development can be found in a striking manner. Specifically, the straightforward caseback and skeletonized rotor offer an unhindered perspective on the inward functions of the watch, the twin barrels, the stuff train, the escapement and the equilibrium wheel (with its unmistakable shape and outer screws).
This in-house type includes a silicon balance spring and silicon bed horns. It beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour and flaunts a comfortable 68h force save. The benefit of the absence of a packaging ring is that the development fits consistently with the shapes of the case.
With a moderately sensible width of 41.5mm, the round case is introduced in zirconium oxide ceramic. As you have come to anticipate from Jaquet Droz, the dedicated tender loving care is apparent. Its inky dark case is matched with entirely adjusted blued screws (each screw is turned towards the focal point of the watch). The brushed steel hour circle highlights white gold files. The Grande Seconde sub-dial is a sapphire circle printed with a seconds ring and the brand logo.
The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic Blue is accessible on a blue material lash got with a ceramic and PVD-covered steel collapsing clasp. Cost is set at CHF 24,300. For more data, kindly visit www.jaquet-droz.com .