The Jaquet Droz chronographe à rattrapante (Chronograph with split seconds function) belongs to the prestigious Hommage La Chaux-de-Fonds 1738 Collection. A masterpiece of the watchmaking art, the chronograph possesses a black Grand Feu enamelled dial that has long been a hallmark of the Manufacture, as well as a complex set of red gold hands whose perfect readability constitutes an impressive feat in itself.
This chronographe à rattrapante, with its generously proportioned 45 mm red gold watchcase, can measure two events starting at the same time but of different durations: in turn, the chronograph hand and the rattrapante work together or compete under the supervision of the large date, proudly displayed in an aperture at 12 o’clock.
Thanks to its tachymeter function, the rattrapante can also measure the speed at which the wearer travels in kilometres/hour or the equivalent. Issued in a Numerus Clausus of 88, this exquisite chronographe à rattrapante by Jaquet Droz is worn on a rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap.
Numerus Clausus of 88
Jaquet Droz 6886, self-winding mechanical movement, column wheel chronograph with rattrapante function, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Jewels: 39 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h
Centered hours and minutes
Centered chronograph seconds and rattrapante hand
Chronograph hours counter at 9 o’clock
Chronograph minutes counter at 3 o’clock
Big date at 12 o’clock
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 45 mm
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
Red gold hours, minutes, chronograph seconds and subdials hands
Rattrapante hand in red gold, red tip
Rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon buckle