As a Baselworld 2017 preview, Swiss luxury watch brand Jaquet Droz unveils a high complication timepiece for ladies. Based on the legendary Grande Seconde theme, the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-Of-Pearl timepiece for women successfully merges the brand’s supreme mastery in the fields of traditional mechanical watchmaking and jewellery.
With a long standing tradition traces back to 18th century, Jaquet Droz is putting a new twist on the iconic Grande Seconde line to create a new standard in women’s watches. Master craftsmen did this by choosing one of the most beautifully luminescent materials: mother-of-pearl. With an age-old tradition of mineral dials, Jaquet Droz has all the expertise it needs to once again achieve flawlessness.
The shimmering effects play off the gleam of red gold on the 39 mm case set with brilliant-cut diamonds plus the highlight on the dial and the folding clasp. Roman numeral indexes for hours and minutes are a touch of classicism in their own right, accentuating the blued-steel hands.
Laid on a white satin strap, there is also a bit of mystery about the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl, like the gold oscillating weight adorned with white mother-of-pearl and the movement’s bridges with a fanned Côtes de Genève design.
The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl houses a tourbillon frame and seconds at 12 o’clock. The self-winding tourbillon movement beats inside the case is equipped with silicon balance spring and pallet horns. Rust-proof as well as insensitive to magnetism, non-extreme temperature changes and atmospheric pressure, the balance spring of the movement offers high rates of accuracy to the timepiece.
With a 7-day power reserve, the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl comes in a limited edition of 88 pieces. The silhouette of the number is reminiscent of the dial’s design imbued with the light of mother-of-pearl and the shimmer of diamonds.
Collection: Grande Seconde
Model: Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl
Numerus Clausus of 88
Jaquet Droz 25JD.Si, self-winding tourbillon movement, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight with white mother-of-pearl applique
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-karat red gold, set with 260 diamonds (1.41 carats)
Diameter Ø 39 mm
Height 13.20 mm
Individual limited serial number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
18-karat red gold applied ring set with 90 diamonds, total of 0.12 carat.
Hands: Blued steel
Rolled-edge handmade white satin strap
Buckle: 18-karat red gold folding clasp set with 32 diamonds (0.23 carat).
Total Carat Weight / Diamonds / Colored Gemstones
IF to VVSI, Full cut, D to G
Total carat weight: 382 diamonds, 1.76 carats