Dedicated to travelers, the Les Douze Villes watch from Jaquet Droz Hommage La Chaux-de-Fonds 1738 collections displays times of twelve cities. For this timepiece, Jaquet Droz has chosen a black Grand Feu enamelled dial with its unique grain to harbour twelve interpretations of temporality within a mere few square centimetres.
Two apertures appear on the dial: the first, at 6 o’clock, indicates the selected city, and the second, at 12 o’clock, displays the local time. Perfectly centered, an imposing red gold hand marks the minutes, which advance at the same pace whether in Geneva, Moscow or Shanghai.
Besides this poetic allusion to the universality of time, the watch features a jumping hours complication in its 43 mm red gold case. Inside, two independent plates in simultaneous motion display the time in the selected city by means of a complex mechanism. Worn on a rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap, Les Douze Villes features a mechanical self-winding, double barrel movement.
The Les Douze Villes is issued in a Numerus Clausus of 88.
Numerus Clausus of 88
Jaquet Droz 5153, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 12 time-zones, jumping hours, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h
Jumping hours through an aperture at 12 o’clock
12 cities through an aperture at 6 o’clock
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 43 mm
Push-button at 2 o’clock for city selection
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet
Black Grand Feu enamelled dial. Hand crafted
Individual limited series number painted on the dial
Hands: 18-carat red gold minutes
Rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon