Jaquet Droz Small Complications – The Twelve Cities Aventurine & The Eclipse Mother-of-Pearl

With The Twelve Cities Aventurine and The Eclipse Mother-of-Pearl, the emblematic complications traditionally presented in 43 mm cases are now presented in 39 mm models and enshrine the magic of travel in the finest raw materials.

With their exceptional beauty and great delicacy, mother-of-pearl and aventurine are skillfully worked by the Jaquet Droz master craftsmen. This year, two new watches with a smaller diameter have been created to combine the brilliance of these materials with the brand’s best-loved traditional watch complications: time zones and the moon phases.

The Twelve Cities Aventurine
With its blue alligator strap, The Twelve Cities Aventurine helps the seasoned traveler keep time in twelve different capital cities.  The eyes are drawn to this magnificent oval mother-of-pearl disk, now completely redesigned for women, and meticulously inlaid inside an aventurine dial. The local time appearing in the aperture at 12 o’clock echoes the time in the selected city displayed at 6 o’clock. As for the minutes, they are indicated with a single lancine-type hand. With a jumping hour system, the model can be easily personalized, displaying the cities chosen by its owner.

Technical details
Reference: J010110270

Movement
Jaquet Droz 5153, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 12 time zones, jumping hours, heavy metal oscillating weight
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Centered minutes
Jumping hours through an aperture at 12 o’clock
12 cities through an aperture at 6 o’clock

Case, dial & strap
Stainless steel, diameter 39 mm
Height 12.27 mm
Push-button at 2 o’clock for city selection
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Aventurine, inlaid white mother-of-pearl center
Hands: Rhodium treatment
Strap: Rolled-edge hand-made blue alligator leather
Buckle: Stainless steel ardillon

The Eclipse Mother-of-Pearl
The Eclipse Mother-of-Pearl also presents its watch complication in a new format. In order to satisfy the wishes of the brand’s connoisseurs, this flagship model has been adapted and reworked to a 39 mm diameter. Apart from the date, day, month, and time display a gold moon is subtly revealed at six o’clock by a white mother-of-pearl racquet.

Like a spectacle in a night sky studded with eight stars – the watchmaker’s lucky number – the moon unveils or covers its face from full to total eclipse.  The fire of the diamonds set on the white gold case light up the refined architecture of this new version of The Eclipse, whose redesigned elegance is addressed to men and women who love poetic watches.

Technical details
Reference: J012614570

Movement
Jaquet Droz 6553L2, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, retrograding 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 white gold, set with 248 diamonds (1.62 carats), diameter 39 mm
Height 12.70 mm
Individual serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
White mother-of-pearl
8 stars and 1 moon appliques in red gold with rhodium treatment
Hands: 18-carat white gold hours, minutes and date
White mother-of-pearl moon phase

Strap
Strap: Rolled-edge hand-made grey satin strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold ardillon set with 24 diamonds (0.15 carats)

Diamonds
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 1.77 carats

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