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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel Automatic Watch

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel Automatic Watch

This year, Jaquet Droz adds a new chapter to the Grande Seconde story. The movement inside this legendary model takes a leap forward with the incorporation of a silicon balance spring and a pallet lever with inverted horns. Exceptionally supple and equally hard to master, silicon is insensitive to shocks, magnetic fields, and changes in temperature and pressure, with the added benefit of being perfectly stable over time. Visible through the sapphire back, the movement takes on a more contemporary face than in the past thanks to its skilfully executed new decorations. The dial aesthetic has undergone its own fascinating changes with the adoption of double grand feu enamel, a technique developed by Jaquet Droz whose depth accentuates the visual harmony of the interlocking subdials which form a figure "eight", one of the signatures of the brand.

Mechanical automatic Jaquet Droz 2660Q2.P calibre, silicon balance, two barrels, flat bridges, red gold oscillating weight, 30 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 68-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Red gold, 43 mm Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Ivory grand feu enamel on two levels Offset hours and minutes Large seconds counter at 6 o'clock with central date Red gold hands
Black alligator with rolled edges and 18K red gold buckle

Jaquet Droz Press