JAQUET DROZ – The Eclipse Ivory Enamel, Grande Date Ivory Enamel and Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel – Red Gold Models

Swiss luxury watch brand JAQUET DROZ revisits the art of Grand Feu enameling by introducing three classic models in red gold: The Eclipse Ivory Enamel, the Grande Date Ivory Enamel & the Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel.

The Eclipse Ivory Enamel & the Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel

THE ECLIPSE IVORY ENAMEL
Reflecting aesthetic choices in favor of purity, subtlety, classic motifs and powerful design codes, the Eclipse Ivory Enamel celebrates the best of luxury watchmaking and house craftsmanship, starting at the dial with its Grand Feu enameling. This ancient technique requires careful monitoring and perfect control of the kiln temperature, the key to producing this disc with its unique color and grain. This “blank page,” which has a subtle beauty of its own, features eight stars – eight being the favorite number of the house – and a moon engraved in red gold. Inspired by 18th-century designs, the dial recalls the origins of the brand and its penchant, from the Enlightenment onwards, for turning to the decorative arts. The nocturnal celestial body reveals its face from behind an index cut from white onyx. Crafted with great delicacy, it creates a tone-on-tone effect that fully captures the lyricism of the cycle of lunar phases.

Exuding a spirit of generosity, this scene sets the stage for a virtuoso performance by the complications. While the day and month appear in two apertures at the top of the dial, an elegant serpentine hand surmounted by a crescent moon points to the date numerals, set at intervals at the edge of the red-gold case. This same path is taken by the Lancine hours and minutes hands, whose tapered profiles and classic lines underscore the remarkably harmonious design of this timepiece, mounted on a precious alligator strap.

Technical details
Model: The Eclipse Ivory Enamel
Reference: J012633203

Movement
Jaquet Droz 6553L2, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, moon phase, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Centered hours, minutes and date
Days and months at 12 o’clock
Moon phase at 6 o’clock

Case
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 43 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enameled dial. Hand crafted 18-carat red gold 8 stars and 1 moon appliques
Hands: 18-carat red gold hours, minutes and date
Ivory onyx moon phase

Strap
Rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon

GRANDE DATE IVORY ENAMEL
The Grande Date Ivory Enamel, a new classic timepiece that features a disc of ivory Grand Feu enamel, ensconced in a 43-mm red gold case. Its unique grain and incomparable hue are obtained by the master dialmakers using ancestral skills. Positioned off-centered at twelve o’clock, the hours and minutes subdial is set elegantly into the enamel.

The precious gleam of two Lancine hands, sweeping past Roman numerals as they circumnavigate the dial, echoes the warm radiance of the red gold case. At six o’clock, an aperture indicates the date in Arabic numerals whose size, carefully chosen, suggests the tremendous possibilities inherent to each new day.

Technical details
Model: Grande Date Ivory Enamel
Reference: J016933200

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2653G, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, large date display, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes, Big date at 6 o’clock
Jewelling: 35 jewels
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Case
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 43 mm. Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enameled dial. Hand crafted
Hands: 18-carat red gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon

GRANDE SECONDE OFF-CENTERED IVORY ENAMEL
With the Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel, Jaquet Droz combines classic watchmaking tradition with the imagination that has become a house trademark. A milestone in the history of the Manufacture, the Grande Seconde features two dials that, intertwined, form the number eight, a house leitmotif. One dial indicates the hours and minutes, the other tracks the passing of the sixty seconds in a minute.

The size of the seconds hand and the incredible fineness of its profile evoke the myriad opportunities lying dormant in each passing minute. They are saluted by the elegance and graphic interest of this timepiece, whose dials and winding stem have been repositioned to give this watch a new look. The decorative motif, an artistic interpretation of mechanical gears, sets off the ivory hue of the Grand Feu enamel and the radiance of the red gold case. Finally, the winding stem at four o’clock has always intrigued aficionados.

Technical details
Model: Grande Seconde Off-Centered Ivory Enamel
Reference: J006033200

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2663A, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Indications: Off-centered hours and minutes, large seconds subdial
Jewelling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Case
18-carat red gold, diameter Ø 43 mm
Winding-stem at 4 o’clock
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Ivory Grand Feu enameled dial. Hand crafted
Hands: 18-carat red gold

Strap
Rolled-edge hand made black alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat red gold ardillon

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