Swiss luxury watch maker Jaquet Droz unveils Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine, an exceptional new timepiece inspired by the glitter of a star-strewn night sky. In order to create the poetic, mineral glitter of a star-strewn night sky, the watchmakers have incorporated a dial and oscillating weight cut from a disc of aventurine to the iconic Grande Seconde Tourbillon.
Within the white gold case, redesigned to a new diameter of 39 mm, a fusion takes place between the technical mastery involved in producing watchmaking complications and the high aesthetic standards and virtuosity required in jewellery making.
In the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine model, the bezel, lugs and the contours of the famous figure 8 motifs are set with 382 brilliant cut diamonds. The aventurine, with its scattering of tiny gleaming shards, is made yet more splendid by the fire in the precious stones, conjuring up a veritable night sky in miniature, echoed by the blued steel hands.
A delicate touch of mother-of-pearl is introduced as the ultimate refinement and plays with the effects of light and the reflections of the exquisite gems. The hours and minutes dial in white mother-of-pearl has exceptional readability, while the tourbillon, protected in its sapphire crystal frame, reveals the complex architecture of watchmaking with hypnotic appeal.
A custom-made piece of aventurine set into the gold oscillating weight and affixed with the two gold stars that form the signature of Jaquet Droz. For the first time Jaquet Droz has paired the tourbillon with a mineral dial and has placed this particular complication in a 39 mm case. The self winding mechanism has a power reserve of 7 days. The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine will be produced in a limited edition of 28 pieces only.
Model: Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine
Numerus Clausus of 28
Jaquet Droz 25JD, self-winding tourbillon movement
18-carat white gold oscillating weight
Jewelling: 31 jewels
Power reserve: 7 days
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h
Hours and minutes at 6 o’clock
Tourbillon frame and seconds at 12 o’clock
18-carat white gold set with 260 diamonds (1.47 carats), 39 mm diameter
Height 13.20 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Aventurine with white mother-of-pearl center and 18-carat white gold ring set with 90 diamonds (0.14 carat)
Hands: Hours, minutes and seconds in blued steel
Rolled-edge hand-made blue alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold folding clasp set with 32 diamonds (0.27 carat)
IF to VVSI, Full Cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 382 diamonds, 1.88 carats